Irland verhaftet 3 Finanzkrisen-Banker

AngloIrishBank_largeIn Irland haben sie am Freitag drei Banker in den Knast geschickt, die während der Finanzkrise versuchten, ihre Bank mit falschen Einzahlungen vor dem Kollaps zu retten. Die Bank wurde dann 2013 trotzdem aufgelöst. Good. Aber warum hat das eigentlich so lange gedauert? Und warum nur drei? Und warum nur in Irland?

Three senior Irish bankers were jailed on Friday for up to three-and-a-half years for conspiring to defraud investors in the most prominent prosecution arising from the 2008 banking crisis that crippled the country's economy. The trio will be among the first senior bankers globally to be jailed for their role in the collapse of a bank during the crisis. […]

All three were convicted of conspiring together and with others to mislead investors, depositors and lenders by setting up a 7.2-billion-euro circular transaction scheme between March and September 2008 to bolster Anglo's balance sheet. Irish Life placed the deposits via a non-banking subsidiary in the run-up to Anglo's financial year-end, to allow its rival to categorize them as customer deposits, which are viewed as more secure, rather than a deposit from another bank.