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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Judge: Banker "Culture of Corruption" was "Pernicious and pervasive"

by Calculated Risk on 8/18/2009 06:54:00 PM

The following article is about one of the ex-Credit Suisse brokers being found guilty of securities fraud. The judge's comments about the culture in financial services industry are on point ...

From Bloomberg: Ex-Credit Suisse Broker Eric Butler Guilty of Securities Fraud

U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein ... asked lawyers for both Butler and the government, when they file sentencing papers, to put Butler’s acts in the context of “how pernicious and pervasive was the culture of corruption, lack of regulation” and “serious negligence in the financial services industry in supervising people like this.”
Some of these operations made J.T. Marlin look legit (OK, another movie reference).