Rolling Stone über Bankster: „Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail“

17.02.2011 Misc #Economy

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Starker Artikel im Rolling Stone über die nichtvorhandenen Folgen der Krise 2008 für die verantwortlichen Wall Street Bankster.

Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.

"Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said. "That's your whole story right there. Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it. Just write that." […]

Not a single executive who ran the companies that cooked up and cashed in on the phony financial boom — an industrywide scam that involved the mass sale of mismarked, fraudulent mortgage-backed securities — has ever been convicted. Their names by now are familiar to even the most casual Middle American news consumer: companies like AIG, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. Most of these firms were directly involved in elaborate fraud and theft.

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? – Financial crooks brought down the world's economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them (via Fefe, Comic: Damn It Feels Good To Be a Banksta [danke Henry!] aus einem alten Posting)