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Tue Jul 12, 2016, 10:37 AM

 

Eric Holder’s Longtime Excuse for Not Prosecuting Banks Just Crashed and Burned

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/12/eric-holders-longtime-excuse-for-not-prosecuting-banks-just-crashed-and-burned/

(Holder) told the panel: “The question you need to ask yourself is, if we could have made those cases, do you think we would not have? Do you think that these very aggressive U.S. Attorneys I was proud to serve with would have not brought these cases if they had the ability?” The report — the result of a three-year investigation — shows that aggressive attorneys did want to prosecute HSBC, but Holder overruled them.

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Newly public internal Treasury Department records show that AFMLS Chief Jennifer Shasky wanted to seek a guilty plea for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. “DoJ is mulling over the ramifications that could flow from such an approach and plans to finalize its decision this week,” reads an email from September 4, 2012 to senior Treasury officials. On September 7, Treasury official Dennis Wood describes the AFMLS decision as an “internal recommendation to ask the bank [to] plead guilty.” It was a “bombshell,” Wood wrote, because of “the implications of a criminal plea” and “the sheer amount of the proposed fines and forfeitures.”

But after British financial minister George Osborne complained to the Federal Reserve chairman and the Treasury Secretary that DOJ was unfairly targeting a British bank, senior Justice Department leadership reportedly sought to “better understand the collateral consequences of a conviction/plea before taking such a dramatic step.”

According to internal documents, DOJ then went dark for nearly two months, refusing to participate in interagency calls about HSBC. Finally, Holder presented HSBC on November 7 with a “take it or leave it” offer of a deferred prosecution agreement, which would involve a cash settlement and future monitoring of HSBC. No guilty plea was required.



Thanks Eric, for condoning the crimes - past and future - of these banksters.

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Scuba Jul 2016 OP
think Jul 2016 #1
Scuba Jul 2016 #2
think Jul 2016 #3
2naSalit Jul 2016 #4
Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #5
Wellstone ruled Jul 2016 #6
Scuba Jul 2016 #7
Wellstone ruled Jul 2016 #9
Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #10
Wellstone ruled Jul 2016 #11
Gabi Hayes Jul 2016 #12
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Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2016 #8
midnight Jul 2016 #13

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 10:45 AM

1. Jan 30 2013: HSBC Names James Comey to The Board

 

CORRUPTION CURRENTS
HSBC Names James Comey to The Board


By SAMUEL RUBENFELD - Jan 30, 2013 5:49 pm ET

HSBC Holdingssaid Wednesday it named James Comey, Jr. to its board as of March 4 as it continues to respond to the money laundering scandal that has engulfed the bank since last summer.

Read more:
http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2013/01/30/hsbc-names-james-comey-to-the-board/

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Response to think (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 10:46 AM

2. Just a coincidence, I'm sure.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 10:48 AM

3. Yep. Just one really huge coincidence. Nothing to see here...

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 12:13 PM

5. interesting website...did you see the article about Gingrich taking a bag of money to speak on

 

behalf of MEK? he, along with other swine from both parties, are part of the pressure group that got them taken OFF the terror list.

In recent years, as The Intercept has reported, the MEK has poured millions of dollars into reinventing itself as a moderate political group ready to take power in Iran if Western-backed regime change ever takes place. To that end, it lobbied successfully to be removed from the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2012.

The Iranian exiles achieved this over the apparent opposition of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in part by paying a long list of former United States officials hefty speaking fees of between $10,000 to $50,000 for hymns of praise like the one Gingrich delivered on Saturday in Paris, where the MEK’s political wing held its annual “Free Iran” gala.


Donald of Orange, how are you going to deal with this TERROR supporter/paid for apologist when you nominate him. PLEASE nominate him:

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/10/hey-donald-trump-heres-newt-gingrich-palling-around-terrorists-saddam-armed/

the above link deserves a thread of its own if Newt becomes DT's appendage

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 12:26 PM

6. Holder is one of many AG's that have been

 

a total embarrassment for most Americans. Sure as hell carried lots of water for the 1%ers.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 12:27 PM

7. In Eric's defense, he did bust several state-licensed MMJ growers.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 12:49 PM

9. That and whacking

 

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 04:23 PM

10. paul wellstone is one of Al Franken's heroes

 

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 05:24 PM

11. Al is the real deal.

 

And Paul was the Common Man's Guy. He never turned down a free Cup of Coffee.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 06:19 PM

12. wonder if we'll ever find out the facts on his death. I don't have any idea.....

 

and I'm FURIOUS that Al's not the veep candidate. nobody could handle trump and whoever his little hamburger helper is going to be better than Al.

he would really get under their saggy, baggy, smegmatic skin folds

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