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Sergey Aleynikov Gets 8 Year Prison Sentence

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The man who singlehandedly almost stole Goldman's algorithm that could "manipulate markets" (p 8, lines 4-7) is now the person with the biggest prison sentence to come out of the entire financial crisis. Sergey Aleynikov has just gotten a 97 month sentence for doing absolutely nothing but copying some Goldman code that would likely never be recreated by anyone. In the meantime the bank execs who should be in jail, are currently benefiting from their coopted Fed to allow them to collect taxpayer-funded dividend payments. Justice may be blind, but not in America, where its eyes have been unfortunately poked out. On the other hand, at least Aleynikov did not get the gas chamber...

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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:11 | 1073074 HamyWanger
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The Pigmen will always bend the rules and screw the little guy.

Learn it, love it, trade it.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:13 | 1073104 AN0NYM0US
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next up Fabrice

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:17 | 1073127 MaldelBot
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Bisouuuuuxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx bitches!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:19 | 1073132 HamyWanger
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No way one of the Wall Street crooks will ever go to jail. 

Nerdy libertarians need to deal with it. 

GS, JPM and the FED will still exist in 50 years, and Ben Bernanke will end his life in tranquillity and wealth. 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:34 | 1073240 Edmund Dantes
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Don't count on it

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:49 | 1073753 long juan silver
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     FREE  SERGEV !!




Fri, 03/18/2011 - 21:31 | 1074185 JW n FL
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Free the open source guy.. C+

and then Hang the Pigmen for Treason on the White House Lawn.. Let CNBC cover hanging Cramer and Liesman!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:37 | 1073254 Golden monkey
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I told you I was looking for a free rent...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:39 | 1073255 Ruffcut
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As we will end our lives in chaos and filth.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:58 | 1073357 Alienated Serf
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:40 | 1073721 ebworthen
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Not if I have anything to say about it.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:22 | 1073170 TomJoad
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No we haven't had our eyes poked out, we have all been wearing "upside-down glasses" and engaging in willful "perceptual adaptation"

since the RayGun years.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:35 | 1073243 Golden monkey
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I'm looking for a free rent too. But I know I need to wait before the (jury trial) muppet show.

Long (waiting), but not boring.

No work, hundred chicks, silver bullions and plenty of toilet paper.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:09 | 1073075 TruthInSunshine
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That's Amerika* for ya'!

[Amerika, formerly known as America]

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:16 | 1073122 X. Kurt OSis
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Market is closed.  It's Miller Time!  Na zdorovie, komrads!!!!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:28 | 1073480 SilverRhino
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Za nas tovarischi

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 05:58 | 1074769 Sudden Debt
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This shows how firmly GS is embedded into the government.

Not a single work what the programm actually does...


For me, a programm like this screws us traders who have no idea against who you're trading.

How can we compete with a computer programm that has infinite resources to counter our moves?


Unless you have a bloomberg terminal, all your data is delayed by a minimum of a few seconds or minutes.

They get it real time...

They can act in microseconds

At least I don't...

They have the inside info

I don't...

This stockmarket is like watching the "pro wrestling" competions...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:10 | 1073086 Rodent Freikorps
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Justice seems to be a relative thing these days.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:19 | 1073142 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Yeah with the right "Relatives" you have immunity

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:37 | 1073245 ToNYC
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The punishment was for crime by a Free Radical against the Corporation. Sergey, Bradley, and Julian are trying to ruin it for the old boy network; what justice can you expect for just us?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 20:51 | 1074099 slewie the pi-rat
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did some of the code pinksterz got nekkid  over truth abt bradleymanning's treatment.  no foggy bottoms, there!  video at 11!

also this weekend:  code pink bingo buses to quantico as marines close ranks.  [Mar 20, 2011] Rally to Support Bradley Manning (Quantico Marine Base, Virginia) | Why We Protest | Activism Forum


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:11 | 1073088 X. Kurt OSis
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:20 | 1073143 mogul rider
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Uh no, actually its

"Bend over Sergey! Welcome to Kansas state penn.

My name is "Precious" and I"m gonna rock your hairy little world"

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:12 | 1073623 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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He should have gotten a lawyer who knows how to play the game. He would have done better trying to plead it out to get less time.


No parole in a Fed pen either.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 20:07 | 1073999 Alienated Serf
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i'm sure they did not offer him a good deal.  the US attorney knows who their bosses are.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:12 | 1073090 Logans_Run
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You don't fuck with Lloyd!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 21:59 | 1073698 Pegasus Muse
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There will be a tipping point, after which, it will be open season on Lloyd and his ilk.  I feel the pressure building like a reactor going supercritical.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:13 | 1073098 SignsAndWonders
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Stealing IP is a crime, dumbass.  Should've taken money instead.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:48 | 1073302 Golden monkey
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With dozen of wi-fi hubs, a jury can (and will) debate the issue.

I remember a cop came to me when I was on a boardwalk and told me I was stealing IP with my laptop. I told him I was fucking Nancy across the street, and that she allowed me to penetrate her network as well.

When the cop finally accept to leave, I notice the donuts box in the car. I knew right away he was divorced.

That stupid asso doesn't even know that silver is going to 130$.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:12 | 1073099 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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There's that word America again, makes me want to vomit every time i see or hear the word. Hopefully won't be long now before that unfortunate blight is resigned to history.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:13 | 1073100 trav7777
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WTF...just WTF.  8 years for that???

Meanwhile Dick Flud got what?  Mozillo got what?  Paulson? 

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but they all got bonuses...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:39 | 1073238 AN0NYM0US
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:44 | 1073294 Ruffcut
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Don't fret it. He is sampling the new fema camps.  Just not high enuff and not enuff cash to pass go, collect 200 dollars. Landed on prison place.

THe monopoly of future should be more representative and have a pile of debt notes, less cash and prison for the poor loser.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:13 | 1073102 SDRII
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Sakarhov comes home

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:14 | 1073109 uno
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wonder how much the judge was paid

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:21 | 1073144 MaldelBot
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I don't know. 


What is the going rate for shabbas goy?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:15 | 1073111 Gubbmint Cheese
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We all deserve the injustice we tolerate.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:18 | 1073112 dwdollar
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This should only suprise you if you actually believe there's still justice in this country.  I'd weep for you, except I'm too numb to care.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:15 | 1073119 MaldelBot
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His own damn fault for not having enough lobbying power in Washington. Congressmen need yachts too, you guys.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:21 | 1073160 zoogle
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I find your comment amusing, because it's true.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:27 | 1073200 MaldelBot
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Yup. Corporate personhood...isn't anonymous getting on this? 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:16 | 1073123 Mercury
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All clear.  Everybody back in the pool...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:29 | 1073209 citta vritti
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That the one on top of Fukushima Daiichi No. 3?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 19:49 | 1073948 RacerX
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Yep enjoy the refreshing "hot springs" before they're gone.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:16 | 1073124 alien-IQ
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Goldman can manipulate the markets...that's perfectly legal...anybody else...Jail! Very "godlike".

"You know, I rather like this God fellow. Very theatrical, you know. Pestilence here, a plague there. Omnipotence... gotta get me some of that."

Stewie Griffin

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:19 | 1073141 AmCockerSpaniel
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It's not that Sakarhov got an unjust sentence (he didn't). It's that he is the only one. This crime with out punishment will destroy us all (with a long enough time line).

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:21 | 1073157 dwdollar
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No judgement is 'just' unless it's equally enforced.  It's like an oxymoron.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:36 | 1073242 AmCockerSpaniel
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So true; Now the issue is to equally enforce the law. Then there is anarchy (not my option).

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:47 | 1073309 MrBoompi
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Stealing someone else's code = 8 years

Stealing someone else' money = record bonus

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 13:46 | 1150606 roadlust
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Just like killing corporate heads at Goldman equals "murder, while killing for the Marines equals "Medals."

"Morality" and "legality" all depends who your boss is now.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:50 | 1073329 dwdollar
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Anarchy or an unjust society?  Either way your progeny are snuffed out if you aren't on top.  The latter just takes longer.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:19 | 1073148 DonnieD
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At least they didn't hang him.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:25 | 1073180 uno
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let's see what happens to him in prison

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:25 | 1073192 Amish Hacker
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They're saving that for Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:22 | 1073155 mogul rider
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Oh well

Say anyone know wher eto get gieger counters anywhere?


Gulag Amerika is alive and well

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:22 | 1073169 LongSoupLine
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Judge S - "For God's sake Reverend!!"

Reverend - "There is no God..."


-Caddy Shack

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:45 | 1073301 AcidRastaHead
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Good on you SoupLine.  I've always felt Caddyshack has all the life lessons we need and makes an excellent substitute for the Bible, and more up to date too.  Here's my favourite commandment:

Judge Smails - It's easy to grin / When your ship comes in / And you've got the stock market beat. / But the man worthwhile, / Is the man who can smile, / When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:19 | 1073445 Agent P
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I was born to love you.

I was born to lick your face.

I was born to rub you,

but you were born to rub me first.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:25 | 1073174 SwingForce
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And where are the 50 states Attorney Generals' indictments? There are none, they are not going to charge ANYBODY, and this poor sap gets 8 years? Don't Fuck with The Bankstas...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:25 | 1073176 John McCloy
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Company creates algo that allows for the wealth of this nation to be scalped. 

Company steals algo to sell to competitor. 

Company steals billions annually in fees and savings from taxpayers, manufactures faulty CDO's, bets against CDO's, uses their capital to crash markets, uses subsidiary hedgefunds to crash markets, spreads rumors, change laws installs former execs at NYFED and government positions along with supposed regulating bodies and gets fine.

Every other complicit investment firm receives public scathing and fines while socializing the losses onto the American taxpayer and ensuring their class is the only one which does not endure a depression.

Man caught selling algo to competitor goes to prison for 8 years. 

Not a single Wall Street executive is indicted for purposely self destructing economy for their profit.

Change you can believe in.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:00 | 1073362 rosiescenario
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...pretty well sums it if he had stolen the code from a local stop&rob he would have gotten 12 years.....

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:27 | 1073472 Irwin Fletcher
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Almost - if he were also in possesion of powder cocaine, then it's 10 years in minimum security, 0.8 after release on good behavior. If crack, then it's 20 hard years of not dropping the soap.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:31 | 1073494 Irwin Fletcher
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McCloy, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on Martin Armstrong.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:23 | 1073178 Lord Welligton
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Well there you have it.

The Judicial system of the United States of America in all it's glory.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:25 | 1073183 UnRealized Reality
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Sorry ZH, regardless of the GS thingy, this info falls under secret scientific material. Just as the coke and Pepsi formulas. It is Grand larceny, which holds a 5-15 year sentence. Maybe you should stick to Financial matters.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:33 | 1073226 TruthInSunshine
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You have some Blankfein juice on your chin.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:06 | 1073388 Lord Welligton
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:43 | 1073287 Irwin Fletcher
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Ha, the irony is that in science, you can also commit a despicable act such as lying your way through a study about vaccines and autism, endangering the health of kids whose parents were too scared to vaccinate them, picking up a few celebrity endorsements to pump and dump your story along the way, being struck off the British medical register, and end up retiring in comfort to the good ol' US of A.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:49 | 1073313 alien-IQ
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you are either willingly or unwittingly missing the point here...the result is the are missing the point.

I'm not gonna bother to tell you what the point is because I have no doubt that many here will happily enlighten you if you dare to proclaim yourself so dimwitted as to not know.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:00 | 1073355 AN0NYM0US
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or depending on the jurisdiction any theft >$1,000

not sure if money laundering is included - I think that's just a token fine if you admit to no wrong doing:



Law enforcement officials also discovered something else. The smugglers had bought the DC-9 with laundered funds they transferred through two of the biggest banks in the U.S.: Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America Corp., Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its August 2010 issue.


This was no isolated incident. Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admitted in court that its unit failed to monitor and report suspected money laundering by narcotics traffickers -- including the cash used to buy four planes that shipped a total of 22 tons of cocaine....


Wachovia admitted it didn’t do enough to spot illicit funds in handling $378.4 billion for Mexican-currency-exchange houses from 2004 to 2007.



...Wachovia is just one of the U.S. and European banks that have been used for drug money laundering. For the past two decades, Latin American drug traffickers have gone to U.S. banks to cleanse their dirty cash, says Paul Campo, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s financial crimes unit. Miami-based American Express Bank International paid fines in both 1994 and 2007 after admitting it had failed to spot and report drug dealers laundering money through its accounts. Drug traffickers used accounts at Bank of America in Oklahoma City to buy three planes that carried 10 tons of cocaine, according to Mexican court filings.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:32 | 1073198 plocequ1
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I am a Taxpayer. You are a taxpayer. We are all taxpayers.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:27 | 1073202 Miss Expectations
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What do you get for teleprompter theft?  (the machine, not the man)

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:27 | 1073208 duncecap rack
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This is just deeply sad. You know how corrupt it all is but this is just a reminder that the only punishable crime is being a little guy. Bob Dylan had a line for this-steal a little and they throw you in jail steal a lot and they make you king.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:37 | 1073219 Dr. Acula
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I'm not sure how the IP was stolen, but it sounds like Goldman was victimized. If someone sneaks into your house and transcribes copies of your documents, wouldn't you feel violated?

The talk of "manipulating the market" is ridiculous. Every time you ask or bid you are manipulating the market. And no matter how powerful Goldman is, the market is still dominated by its callous and fickle boss - the consumer - and his subjective valuations and whims.

> the bank execs who should be in jail, are currently benefiting from their coopted Fed

Really? You're blaming a few bank execs for benefiting from an organization errected with the blessings of millions of citizens?


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:54 | 1073346 Misean
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:35 | 1073501 Dr. Acula
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Surely you can come up with a better rebuttal than just posting names for genitalia?


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:37 | 1073518 taraxias
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how about this one


Your are a troll.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 20:11 | 1074012 Alienated Serf
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he has the trollface icon, guess he is proud.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 22:02 | 1074223 Ned Zeppelin
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Maybe Doc Acula is just dumb. Not like there's a shortage of dumb. 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:10 | 1073405 JohnG
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Most ampires are pretty smart, but you should be back in you coffin with the lid nailed on.

Shit for brains.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:19 | 1073450 Lord Welligton
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He really is pretty disappointing isn't he.

Maybe he's working the late shift in the post room at 200 West Street NYC.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:25 | 1073473 Lord Welligton
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"Really? You're blaming a few bank execs for benefiting from an organization errected with the blessings of millions of citizens?"

Sweet suffering Jesus.

You need to face reality.

You are never going to make partner.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:56 | 1073575 TooBearish
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OMG this is kind of comment is why we are in the shit we are in...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:22 | 1073661 duncecap rack
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You know, I haven't seen Harry Wanger post for a while. This sure has the Wanger feel. If it is Harry I suggest  A S Swipe as his next moniker

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:35 | 1073234 oogs66
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:36 | 1073248 israhole
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Fucking amazing. Well, they had to hold somebody accountable eventually, and we knew they weren't gonna send anybody in "the Club" to prison.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:41 | 1073257 TruthInSunshine
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by Dr. Acula  wept
on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:37


No matter how powerful Goldman is, the market is still dominated by its callous and fickle boss, the consumer.

First, that's some heavy bullshit you're spreading. Goldman Sachs would be buried 6 feet under if we really had a 'market,' but they weren't, because we don't. Deny that, and your bullshit continues to be prima facie bullshit.

And it's not about one wrong, it's about how two wrongs (or far more many wrongs than that in Goldman's case) are treated differently, ala double standard.

But yes, I know, Goldman Sachs hasn't been engaged in all sorts of illegal behavior, the 500 million dollar slap on the wrist they got was justice, they never screw their 'valued clients' like they did in the case of Abacus, blah blah blah...Goldman follows the law, and my goodness, we can't have anyone violating Goldman's rights without having them imprisoned!


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:47 | 1073314 Dr. Acula
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>>the market is still dominated by its callous and fickle boss, the consumer.

>First, that's some heavy bullshit you're spreading.

Do you mean that you don't like to hear it? Or that it's not actually true?

>if we really had a 'market,'

Of course we have a market. Unless someone is threatening to shoot you or force you into a cage, then your voluntary transactions on the stock exchange constitute market activities. No one's forcing you to keep confetti-denominated assets.

>Goldman Sachs hasn't been engaged in all sorts of illegal behavior

I'm not sure about that. But in any case, "market manipulation" is a ridiculous charge. Who exactly is the victim of that "crime"? The market price of an asset is based on the subjective valuation in other people's heads. Can we sue other people whenever they change their opinion of something?


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:55 | 1073349 Misean
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Nit wit.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:59 | 1073356 TruthInSunshine
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Unless someone is threatening to shoot you or force you into a cage, then your voluntary transactions on the stock exchange constitute market activities.


Really? So I can lie, deceive, defraud you, sell you a thesis that I know is opposite of factually correct as I'm selling it, tell you something that is 180 degree from what I'm showing to regulators, and do a million other unscrupulous (and illegal, which is my point) things, and as long as I don't pull a gun on you and force you into a cage, it's all good?

I have a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro in mint condition I will sell you for 5k. But between the time you inspect it and test drive it, I think I will take out 1/2 the mechanical underpinnings. Don't call and bitch at me or ask for your money back, after you take delivery. I never pulled a gun on you.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:27 | 1073476 Dr. Acula
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>Really? So I can lie, deceive, defraud you, sell you

Misrepresentation is criminal fraud. And when one cheats and deceives others, he damages his reputation such that others will not do business with him again.

In any case, this has little to do with the claims of "market manipulation" which are still absurd.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 19:33 | 1073877 NumberNone
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Homework on the case shows that Sergey was a thief.  He stole the code to make himself more valuable for competing startup.  He's not any sort of working class hero "sticking it to the man".  He's just another greedy POS finance guy that with the dream to make/rob as much fucking money from the market as  he could via HFT.  Good riddance.

The problem that I have and alot of other people have is the fact that the code he stole from GS was said by the US Attorney trying the case "Facciponti said a person misusing the code might be able to “manipulate markets"

So thank God this sort of weapon of mass destruction is in the hands of GS.  We all know that they would never misuse it and if they did "manipulate markets" any gains from it would be used to fund hospitals in India and feed starving children in Africa. 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 19:47 | 1073944 Yits and the Yimrum
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yes, they are doing god's work!


Blankenstein was right up front about that.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:10 | 1073400 Lord Welligton
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Do you understand the concept of "Market". You know. In the classical sense.

Not the Kleptocratic idea?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:11 | 1073415 JohnG
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Market? MARKET??

You have now proven that you are an idiot.

Great job.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:17 | 1073421 SME MOFO
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Let's review -


An obligor has EXTREMELY STRONG capacity to meet its financial commitments.

They knew, they lied, you're not getting a pension


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:14 | 1073432 Lord Welligton
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Carry On Sucking Blood.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:45 | 1073533 Dr. Acula
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>Carry On Sucking Blood.

Jeez. What did Goldman ever do to you?

Obviously the market highly values Goldman: it is clearly expressed in the objective exchange value of its shares. Probably, it is because Goldman is effective at generating wealth and speeding the market to equillibrium through shrewd investing.

And if voters errect a criminal counterfeiting organization imbued with an aura of legitimacy, then the managers are naturally obliged to tap that source of wealth. After all, the execs (essentially, mere managers) must answer to the owners of the capital, viz. the shareholders.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 19:46 | 1073926 Yits and the Yimrum
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hey dr. douchebag, we have a nice retirement option for you:

spend your senior years in our fine community of Maiden Lane, and enjoy all the benefits that membership has in store for you


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 09:15 | 1074902 Escapeclaws
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I can't remember where I read this, but it seems applicable to "Dr" Acula:

What wheezing mule did you ride into town on?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:38 | 1073260 Seasmoke
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he would have got less time if he shot Blankefein in the head on his way out the door

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 19:40 | 1073900 Yits and the Yimrum
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Crook-fein can be replaced; the holy code not so much

if i were this guy, I wouldn't sleep so good

probably should have disapeared on bail, and made a run to central america

probably some private label spooks may have sponsored him into their fold in return for services rendered

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:38 | 1073265 Cursive
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Makes me want to go completely "off grid."

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:42 | 1073275 bbq on whitehou...
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What the banks dont want you to know is that they can't win.

 Math; their god and their servent. Untill its not.

The "elites" are loseing. They know this because they have the best "math". 

Its the meek who shall inherit the earth; for it is the meek who have the power to endure.

In 8 years most of this non-sense will be over with.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 09:20 | 1074907 Escapeclaws
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The untouchables in India are still waiting and they've been meek for some time.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:45 | 1073295 Dr. Porkchop
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He got Lynndie Englanded.


Someone's gotta get thrown under the bus. Happens everyday where I work. Wall St. isn't so different. If you listen closely enough, you can always hear someone sharpening a knife.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:16 | 1073431 velobabe
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good ole lynndie, the martha stewart of the military.

us of A:




Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:44 | 1073298 mfoste1
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this make me its ok for goldman(all the banks, fed) to manipulate the market for years it has?....someone needs to clean this scum up....

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:59 | 1073359 John McCloy
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  I feel what you are saying. In a land of laws and not men this is a very clear cut case of theft yet now we take a different perspective because we come to the realization that a separate judicial system exists for the elites and that is what is upsetting. When weighing the balance of justice this man's penalty is entirely too harsh and frightening. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 09:16 | 1074904 Escapeclaws
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:46 | 1073299 John Law Lives
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This goes to show what happens when you try to mess with the rich and powerful in America.  You get stomped into the ground.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:23 | 1073466 Golden monkey
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I'm doing that daily, and really hope you are right.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:48 | 1073315 Dr. Porkchop
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When you look at terrorist groups and wonder how these people ever got to the point where they are willing to do such violence, and then look at what the rich and powerful do to people everyday in the US, it becomes easier and easier to bridge the gap mentally.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:48 | 1073319 Misean
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"On the other hand, at least Aleynikov did not get the gas chamber..."

Prison's a dangerous place.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:50 | 1073325 spanish inquisition
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He got lucky. Was a time when you were put to death on the spot when caught poaching the kings game.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:04 | 1073377 trav7777
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hell it was worse than that...if you were even caught in the king's forest with a broadhead arrow (hunting tip) you were presumed to be poaching and were executed

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:55 | 1073347 SilverFiend
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I just read the scribd document.  55 pages of his bail hearing!  That was a waste of time!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:57 | 1073358 Battleaxe
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Is he going to take over Martin Armstrong's cell?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:58 | 1073361 gwar5
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So the purpose of the judicial system is now to protect the looter banks. The banks are immune from going to jail themselves.

This is insane.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:27 | 1073684 Rainman
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No. If it were insane I would immediately understand it. Most likely, the abnormal has simply become normal.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:59 | 1073365 tony bonn
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satan may be alive and well but god will have the last say....this injustice will be dealt with in due time

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:01 | 1073370 Misean
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Religion, the opiate of the masses. Great demonstration.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:02 | 1073369 goldstandard
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Money talks and bullshit walks as we used to say in Brooklyn. some sucker had to take the fall becasue if the Vanpire Squid was ever brought down, no doubt thet would take most of the joke we call Congress with them. I think we're long past the time for the second American revolution, but Lincoln said it best.....


"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it". 1861



Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:21 | 1073460 topcallingtroll
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It is time for revolution. I have young kids to raise so it is too early for me, but i can fund the crazies who want to take part, and i have the skills to deal with serious injuries including chest tubes.

I have had enough now. One crazy can make a.difference. a platoon of crazies can make a.bigger difference. We know who is the enemy and bankers are at the top.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:28 | 1073487 Golden monkey
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You blind troll, your revolution is coming, no more oil for phony $$$. Bernanke is the chief of the rebels.

Be a man : Just sit and watch it on CNN.

First episode : Algerians monkeys out of control.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:05 | 1073384 Misean
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Just a question to all who think this guy is a scape goat or a fall guy, why do you think that? This isn't a fall guy. This is a hit. It shows who is in charge and that there's no where to hide.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:21 | 1073455 Battleaxe
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Yeah, if you're on the side of the sociopaths in power you can get away with absolutely anything, but if you're against them you'll be pinned with something.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:06 | 1073392 velobabe
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at least Aleynikov did not get the gas chamber...

        best served cold. winning.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:09 | 1073396 buzzsaw99
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The squid is the law. The FBI works for them. Don't eff with Goldman.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:10 | 1073402 velobabe
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tylers, it is a super M O_O N

anything can happen. but i think it is only ^ from here, for yous.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:11 | 1073408 AldoHux_IV
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There's no justice anymore in this fucked up world.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:11 | 1073414 topcallingtroll
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Oh I am so mad. If we cannot get justice someone is going to have to step up to the plate. Do any of you remember vincent mccruden and his list of 47? St. Vincent should be what we call him. I am going to send him cigarette and.snack money if he goes to prison because they will try to file a.civil suit and take away his coke money like they did for peter schiff's father. If there are any.crazies out there your fame will live forever if you would just give us justice. I will sponsor a statue in your name. But you have to go after the big guys. Please....someone! JW in FL dont u know any.crazies we might groom?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:18 | 1073644 tired1
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Can you provide links, please?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 09:23 | 1074914 Escapeclaws
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I see the words "prison" and "file" in the same paragraph. You should be more careful.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:12 | 1073420 Fyodor Does DF Ski
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Speaking of rotten sentences, this one stinks like last week's leftover borscht, the wrong guy in this freakin' mess just got a one way ticket to the Gulag and now "peasant justice" has apparently been also tastes like last week's...oh, never mind...let 'em eat cake!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:16 | 1073434 ziggy59
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dont mess with the mob..

such a joke..he should be rewarded for almost doing the job of the cling-ons that are employed to do it.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:24 | 1073451 Zero Govt
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Fuking outrageous what these WS cunts and their crones in the Judiciary get away with ....pitchforks ready, don't forget the bloody Judges and lawyers

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:25 | 1073453 Quinvarius
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How in the Hell do you get 8 years for that?  The lesson here is never surrender.  They will wreak undeserved violence on you if you give in.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:22 | 1073454 ziggy59
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more SB in the Bizarro World..wheres the Punisher or Daredevil or Dark Knight?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:21 | 1073456 goldstandard
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Justice? You want fucking justice?!?! Let's see. We as a society have grown fat, happy, lazy and stupid. We have allowed ouselves to be constantly brow beaten with a velvet glove and enjoy it as long as we have our toy's. You have a pretty sizeable population in the Middle East that have lived under iron rule subsisting on less than a couple of dollars a day, who finally stood up and had their Network moment. They were mad as hell and weren't going to take it any more. Hopefully when the warmer weather hits, millions of Americans will wake up and say we're tired of the bullshit back room deals, the lying and screwing of the middle class or what's left of it along with a Congress that is in the back pockets of the banks and a Justice Department that still has failed to hit the jugular with regard to the banking crisis. If Senator durbin can stand in front of the senate and exclaim that Wall Street owns them, then it's time for a major bowel movement in the great banana Rapublic of America.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:32 | 1073498 Zero Govt
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"..bullshit back room deals.." indeed. Watched Max Keiser yesterday with the tail of a Bank that had a secret underground passage to the Wisconsin parliament so that vested interests could be ferried into the thieving ponzi scheme that is Govt to see how taxes were being carved up (on the scum no doubt)... imagine the $Billions/$Trillions siphoned over the decades 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 20:34 | 1074073 Alienated Serf
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we don't have any parliaments in the us of a.  we have legislatures, a.k.a. bunch of criminals who can steal your money legally.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:24 | 1073468 DNB-sore
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Certainly this sentence is very reasonable; when you copy something that is very dangerous, the law is coming for you before you have a chance to properly paste your own global weapon of market mass defrauding.

they mean good to us to keep the weapon in the hands where it's safe, really


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:30 | 1073488 jblack010
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This shit has got to stop. I can't believe he was defended by a public defender in this action. No one want to take on the government.


This kid was screwed, especially in comparison to the outright theft being undertaken by those who do know better.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:34 | 1073508 Zero Govt
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Let's start a Free Sergey Aleynikov Campaign 

Anyone any experience at setting up a website for signaturies?

I'll donate $100 to kick it off

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:39 | 1073710 Rainman
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I'll call that donation if I can add Free Wesley Snipes too

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:38 | 1073519 metastar
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I'll implement the code! Can we get it posted on WikiLeaks?

Perhaps we can create an open source HFT trading platform for the masses. Can someone suggest a suitable name?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:44 | 1073537 Quinvarius
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"Dick Move"

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 18:44 | 1073737 ebworthen
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"Secret Sauce"

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