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Goldman Sachs to Pay Billions in Fines Related to the Financial Crisis, but Nobody’s Going to Jail

If anyone else other than the big banks or someone that is politically connected did what Goldman Sachs did they would be doing hard time in some nasty prison.

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Isn’t that the truth…And this another example of a financial firm that admits that they misled their own investors (just like Wells Fargo settlement last week that admitted that they misled their investors in mortgage sales) and yet no criminal charges in both cases.

Vice News:

In the complaints released Monday, the Department of Justice accused Goldman of misleading its own investors as to the strength of its mortgage-backed securities it was selling between 2005-2007. In 2006, for example, Goldman purchased a package of mortgages from a company called New Century Mortgage Corporation. Goldman’s own employees reviewed the loans and flagged them for “extremely aggressive underwriting” practices — meaning New Century’s employees were selling mortgages to buyers who couldn’t afford them, using shoddy documentations, and dubious financial models.
Internally, Goldman then took a close look at a third of those New Century Loans, to see if they were truly healthy…

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