FCIC Will Refer Report to Authorities for Potential Criminal Prosecution

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 4:00 pm

Shahien Nasiripour reports that the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will forward multiple individuals responsible for the financial meltdown to state and local authorities for potential criminal prosecution, in accord with the imminent release of their report. If we wanted to understand why Republicans on the commission suddenly begged off the report a month or so ago, this could be the reason.

 

Liz Warren Tells Only Half the Story

By: Wednesday December 29, 2010 4:30 pm

At FDL News, David Dayen covers an article on Elizabeth Warren in which she argues, correctly, that if the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had been up and running years ago, much of the banking/mortgage fraud could/would have been prevented.

That’s fine as far as it goes. But there’s something missing from the polite Ms. Warren’s telling.

JPMorgan Chase Reports to Shareholders and the Angelides Commission

By: Sunday January 17, 2010 10:30 am

JPMorgan Chase is making lots of money. Loans not so much. That qualifies them to explain the proper regulatory response to the financial crisis: don’t hurt my profits.

Pissed Off Enough Yet?

By: Sunday January 17, 2010 8:30 am

Asked about Goldman’s secret bets against the housing market while it sold $40 billion in risky mortgage securities in 2006 and 2007, Blankfein said he thought “that the behavior is improper, and we regret the result — the consequence that people have lost money in it.”

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (Day 2 Wrap Up): Why Can’t People Sue Those Crooks?

By: Friday January 15, 2010 7:15 am

The hearings of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (Commission) are turning out to be as fascinating at the Watergate Hearings I watched back in the 1970. They’re at least as important but a lot more complicated.

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