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Interesting that BAC isn't rolling over and playing dead.
They are still displaying an arrogance that they should
have been able to switch off after Ken left.
Judge RakeOff says it all...
$25,000 fine and admit no wrongdoing. I mean my two year old could answer that question. SEC, LMAO. Oooooh I'm scared.
SEC = Special Executive Comedian
LOL - I guess my etsimated penalty would have been too strict.
The SEC.... Isn't that the defunked organization that GS owns? This news is like a worn out script. I've seen this movie already.
I think a class action lawsuit is merited against B of A/ Countrywide with the plaintiffs being anyone who has real estate that lost value because of their fiduciary malpractice.
'SEC to prosecute us?'
This is laughable. Everyone knows GS/JPMorgan/Chase/Rockefellor/Bush/Clinton crime syndicate twisted BOA's arm to accept the Meryl Deal. BOA was the only bank that could give them a problem with their plans going forward.
Ken Lewis is lucky they havn't 'EnRoNed' him yet.
'And one bank to rule them all'
Big deal. The S.E.C. still hasn't amended the complaint to add any parties, e.g., Ken Lewis, Ed Herlihy, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson. That's plainly what Judge Rakoff had in mind when he crafted the case schedule of 9/22/09. Now that the 1/2/10 discovery deadline has passed, it's too late.
Yet another instance of S.E.C. incompetence.
"AP: SEC declares bankruptcy, Goldman-Sachs to purchase remaining portion not already owned."
Don't forget the Fed's and the Treasury's involvement in this scam. New York Atty. General Cuomo stated in an open letter to Congress that BoA CEO Ken Lewis was acting under orders of Bernanke when he failed to disclose this information.
one of the more interesting things about this, to date at least, is how the SEC originally tried to play the "no big deal" game and assess an incredibly measly fine of 33 million bucks.
once taken to task by Rakoff (and the public?), the SEC now comes barrelling out with additional charges.
is the new rule of law that prosecutors go easy on their buds unless the public becomes aware of it, then they do the job they should have in the first place?
I don't know whether to laugh or cry, really.
the USA has become a big pile of shit.
Basically, if your name is Kenny, whether it be on Wall Street or South Park, you are doomed to bite the big one before the end of every episode.
To TD:While we are at it,may be you can present another challenge to the SEC as to why this company saw a bullish option activities on DEC 29 per Seeking Alpha:"MMR saw bullish order flow on Dec 29, when shares were at $8.51, and Nov 30, when the stock was around $7.35. Of course,so long as there is a significant departure from the mean options volume(I wish I had access to those data,then I would have done the work). By the way,the company jut announced some discovery today and suddenly they are trading at around $14
Judge Rakoff? As in "Rack Off"? Anyone from the land of Oz downunder, will recognise this term, and is probably laughing quite hard at the irony of the name... tehehe
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