Fuld will be found guilty and ordered to pay 500 million + treble damages

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by stock777, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sullivan's office today announced that it is conducting an investigation of Washington Mutual and the events leading up to its takeover by the FDIC and sale to JP Morgan Chase.

    Said Sullivan in a statement: "Due to the intense public interest in the failure of Washington Mutual, I want to assure our community that federal law enforcement is examining activities at the bank to determine if any federal laws were violated."

    Sullivan's task force includes investigators from the FBI, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s Office of Inspector General, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations division.

    Sullivan's office asks that anyone with information for the task force call 1-866-915-8299; or e-mail fbise@leo.gov.

    "For more than 100 years Washington Mutual was a highly regarded financial institution headquartered in Seattle," Sullivan said. "Given the significant losses to investors, employees, and our community, it is fully appropriate that we scrutinize the activities of the bank, its leaders, and others to determine if any federal laws were violated."

    WaMu was seized by the FDIC on Sept. 25, and its banking operations were sold to JPMorgan Chase, prompting a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Washington Mutual Inc., the bank's holding company. The takeover was preceded by an effort to sell the entire company, but no firm bids emerged.

    The Associated Press reported Sept. 23 that the FBI is investigating four other major U.S. financial institutions whose collapse helped trigger the $700 billion bailout plan by the Bush administration.

    The AP report cited two unnamed law-enforcement officials who said that the FBI is looking at potential fraud by mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and insurer American International Group (AIG). Additionally, a senior law-enforcement official said Lehman Brothers Holdings is under investigation. The inquiries will focus on the financial institutions and the individuals who ran them, the senior law-enforcement official said.

    FBI Director Robert Mueller said in September that about two dozen large financial firms were under investigation. He did not name any of the companies but said the FBI also was looking at whether any of them have misrepresented their assets.
  2. It will be interesting to see is the effort is either fake or real....

    The most moronic ambulance chaser lawyer who never won a prior case should handily win this one....
  3. So no one believes it could have been just incompetence or grossly inept management? It has to be fraud?
  4. In most every case the cause is the reasons you state. Or just bona fide bad market conditions too. But then when it's all unraveling the games begin ala' Enron. Phantom partnerships, out sized bonuses-wholesale looting before the ship sinks. It's those actions that are criminal.
  5. bxptone


    Or telling people a week before your company goes under, like BSC CEO, among others that "EVERYTHING IS FINE, WE ARE WELL CAPTILIZED" then to say shorts took you out!??!

    Why is CFC CEO Lee Mazillo still walking free? He said the same thing on MSNBC like 3 DAYS before they went under lol, and I didn't even hear a peep about shorts. Just shady loans with approvement from management!

    Why has the FBI not looked into Jim Cramer yet and to see if he has any offshore accounts that he's been deposting money into, with payoff money?
  6. 3 to 5
  7. Mozillo must be tried , convicted, and stripped of every $.
  8. clacy


    Up next: AIG
  9. imagine what that tanned mo-fo would look like in orange prison attire :D
    #10     Oct 15, 2008