Goodbye Mary Schapiro: Grassley Asks SEC To Account For Illegal Document Destruction

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Flashing headlines:

  • GRASSLEY ASKS SEC TO ACCOUNT FOR ALLEGED DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION
  • SENATE'S GRASSLEY MAKES REQUEST IN LETTER TO SEC'S SCHAPIRO
  • GRASSLEY: WHISTLEBLOWER CITED `UNLAWFUL DESTRUCTION' OF RECORDS
  • GRASSLEY CITES ALLEGATIONS IN LETTER FROM SEC WHISTLEBLOWER

As a reminder, Grassley is after Stevie Cohen. If Mary Schapiro indeed willingly destroyed docs that exposed SAC as a criminal organization, she is going to prison. And if indeed this is true, in the aftermath of Madoff, that is where she belongs.

And for more from Grassley we go to Matt Taibbi who broke this story in the Rolling Stone by continuing to do the work of investigative journalists, who rather prefer to be fed teleprompted lines on comcast's fincomedy channel as quite unquote laughter inducing anchors, instead of actually performing, you know, investigative journalism.

The destruction of records by the SEC, as outlined by Flynn, is something far more than an administrative accident or bureaucratic fuck-up. It's a symptom of the agency's terminal brain damage. Somewhere along the line, those at the SEC responsible for policing America's banks fell and hit their head on a big pile of Wall Street's money – a blow from which the agency has never recovered. "From what I've seen, it looks as if the SEC might have sanctioned some level of case-related document destruction," says Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose staff has interviewed Flynn. "It doesn't make sense that an agency responsible for investigations would want to get rid of potential evidence. If these charges are true, the agency needs to explain why it destroyed documents, how many documents it destroyed over what time frame and to what extent its actions were consistent with the law."

Read the full thing at Rolling Stone