Worse Than Wall Street

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Published : January 30th, 2013
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This item showed up in the local paper today and, while it’s from an AP report that is also available via the internet, I thought scanning this from the paper was well worth the effort since this particular version of the headline seemed to capture the essence of the story so well.

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The obvious parallel here is to the many crimes related to mortgage backed securities and derivatives perpetrated by Wall Street in recent years for which there have been only a few “slaps on the wrist”. My guess is that the fines paid by Wall Street firms of a couple hundred million dollars here and a half billion dollars there are in roughly the same proportions to this Nigerian man’s $2 million penalty / $145 million heist.

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