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JPMorgan to pay over $2 billion in Madoff fraud
« on: January 07, 2014, 01:27:45 PM »
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/jpmorgan-settles-madoff-fraud-claims-17b

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NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges and a $350 million civil penalty for missing obvious warning signs of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme.

The criminal settlement and the separate Treasury Department penalty were announced Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors in New York say the $1.7 billion represents the largest forfeiture ever by a U.S. bank.

The Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency says its penalty was imposed because JPMorgan had "critical and widespread deficiencies" in its programs to prevent money laundering and other suspicious activity.

The bank says it doesn't believe employees knowingly assisted Madoff's Ponzi scheme. It also says it has taken steps to do better in the future.


Who or what gets this cash settlement?  Does it go to the people he ripped off? Does the settlement go to Treasury?


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Re: JPMorgan to pay over $2 billion in Madoff fraud
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 01:29:36 PM »
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/jpmorgan-settles-madoff-fraud-claims-17b

Who or what gets this cash settlement?  Does it go to the people he ripped off? Does the settlement go to Treasury?


Penalties go to the government.  Just another shakedown.

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Re: JPMorgan to pay over $2 billion in Madoff fraud
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 02:36:43 PM »
Penalties go to the government.  Just another shakedown.
I thought as much. Then that money goes to??? DNC? Obies slush fund? John Roberts?  Where is it supposed to go?



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