Goldman Sach’s Corruption: Obtains information Illegally & Fined only 36 million

Goldman Obtains information Illegally & Fined only 36 million

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Investors are panicking again; they withdrew a whopping $20.7 billion from hedge funds in the month June. This is one of the largest outflows from the Market since 2009, and it could also reflect a new trend where investors are sick of paying Jackasses, oops we mean experts to do nothing but sit on their fat asses, lose money and then have to pay these leeches a huge fee.  The current data seems to support this assertion

Net flows to hedge funds for the 2nd quarter were almost negative $11 billion and for the first half of 2016, net flows were negative $30 billion. Clearly, a trend is in place; not only are experts losing money in the markets, but the crowd is also negative on this market as they simply don’t understand the main driving force behind this market.  They do not see against such a terrible backdrop off events how this market continues to trend higher. Investor Anxiety; Rocket Fuel for Unloved Stock Market Bul

The Federal Reserve took action on Wednesday against Goldman Sachs and one of its former executives, escalating a long-running investigation into a leak of confidential government information.

The action, which forced Goldman to pay a $36.3 million penalty, stemmed from an incident in 2014, when a junior Goldman banker took confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The junior banker, whom Goldman promptly fired, received the information from a New York Fed employee.

Both men pleaded guilty to stealing government property, and Goldman paid a $50 million penalty to New York State regulators because its “management failed to effectively supervise” the banker.

The Fed did not act against Goldman at the time, making its decision to pursue Goldman now a somewhat unusual move. The action, which cites Goldman for an “unauthorized use and disclosure of confidential supervisory information,” is also an awkward one for the Fed.

The leak, after all, originated at the Federal Reserve Bank of New Yorkwith one of its own employees. And the junior Goldman banker who received the confidential information was a former New York Fed employee himself. Goldman, not the New York Fed, was the one to uncover the leak. Full Story

Goldman Charged with $1bn fraud

The Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, long considered a shrewd winner from the financial crisis, was slapped with potentially devastating fraud charges todayas US regulators accused the firm of fiddling investors out of more than $1bn (£640m) by wilfully mis-marketing toxic sub-prime mortgage-related securities.

A 22-page lawsuit filed by the US securities and exchange commission (SEC) charged Goldman Sachs with working with a controversial US hedge fund, Paulson & Co, to structure and sell a complex package of mortgages to clients while Paulson took a “short” position betting that the very same mortgages would fail.

Within minutes of the charges emerging, Goldman’s shares plunged by 13% as investors feared a shattering blow to the investment bank’s credibility. The SEC’s accusations are levelled against the firm as a whole and against a French employee, Fabrice Tourre, 31, who is now an executive director in Goldman’s London office. Full Story

Goldman Sach’s Corruption; It Admits to Defrauding Investors During the Financial Crisis 0f 2008

Goldman Sach’s Corruption: Goldman’s rap sheet

During the first half of the 2000s, there were more ethical lapses at Goldman:

  • In 2002 it was fined $1.65 million by the industry regulatory body NASD (now FINRA) for failing to preserve e-mail communications.
  • In 2003 it paid $110 million as its share of a global settlement by ten firms with federal, state and industry regulators concerning alleged conflicts of interest between their research and investment banking activities.
  • That same year, it had to pay $9.3 million in fines and disgorgement of profits in connection with federal allegations that it failed to properly oversee a former employee who had been charged with insider trading and perjury.
  • In 2004 Goldman was one of four firms each fined $5 million by NASD for rule violations relating to trading in high-yield corporate bonds; Goldman also had to make restitution payments of about $344,000.
  • In 2005 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Goldman would pay a civil penalty of $40 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules relating to the allocation of stock to institutional customers in initial public offerings.
  • That same year, it paid a fine of $125,000 to NASD for violating rules relating to the sale of restricted securities during initial public offerings. Shortly thereafter, it was fined $140,000 by NASD for late and/or inaccurate reporting of municipal securities transactions.
  • In 2006 Goldman was one of 15 financial services companies that were fined a total of $13 million in connection with SEC charges that they violated rules relating to auction-rate securities. In another case relating to auction-rate securities brought by the New York State Attorney General, Goldman was fined $22.5 million in 2008.   Full Story

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