JPM To Be Subpoenaed Over Defunct PFG's Missing Segregated Money

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The blunt trauma that JPMorgan was implicated in the missing millions from segregated accounts in Jon Corzine's bankrupt MF Global may have passed but the memory lingers, especially for all those whose cash is still locked up somewhere in vapor space. Yet one event that may tear the scab that patiently was healing, courtesy of a Copperfield market full of distractions such as JPM's CIO fiasco, Lieborgate, oh and, Europe, right off is the recent bankruptcy of Peregrine Financial, aka PFG, whose story we first broke, and which just as we suspected, has promptly become the second coming of MF Global, as at least $200 million has "evaporated." It is thus with little surprise that we find that the first party of interest is none other than JPMorgan, which together with various other banks, will be the target of a subpoena by the PFG trustee. How shocking will it be to find that Dimon's company is once again implicated in this particular episode of monetary vaporization.

From Bloomberg:

The trustee liquidating Peregrine Financial Group Inc. asked a judge for authority to subpoena the defunct futures brokerage’s banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Citigroup Inc. (C) for information about transfers from segregated accounts and proprietary accounts.


Citing a lawsuit by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission against the company and founder Russell Wasendorf Sr. over misappropriation of customer funds, the trustee said he needs records from “various financial institutions” to identify “abnormalities” in the company’s records.


The trustee liquidating Peregrine Financial Group Inc. asked a judge for authority to subpoena the defunct futures brokerage’s banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Citigroup Inc. (C) for information about transfers from segregated accounts and proprietary accounts.


Citing a lawsuit by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission against the company and founder Russell Wasendorf Sr. over misappropriation of customer funds, the trustee said he needs records from “various financial institutions” to identify “abnormalities” in the company’s records.

And while Jamie Dimon may have to spend another 2-3 hours before his muppets explaining how a few hundred million in PFG cash just may have ended up on his balance sheet, with nobody gaining anything, except for C-Span once again beating all other TV channels in the 10 am-12 pm block, the one definitive winner from this, and all the other unraveling financial fraud is more than clear:

[The trustee] asked the judge to set up procedures for paying his fees and expenses, and said he is seeking to hire as bankruptcy adviser Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC, the law firm where works, at rates of as much as $650 an hour.

This is money that ultimately would have gone to creditors and clients of the firm in liquidation. Instead it will go to funding yet another witch hunt which will achieve absolutely nothing, however it will, briefly, hopes of a few thousand traders and farmers who had entrusted their money to a criminal whom the CFTC could not catch for 20 years. All those hopes will, in the end, be dashed because if there is one thing the past 4 years have taught us, is that in America the bigger the crime, the greater the golden parachute.

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Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:38 | 2667507 tsx500
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Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:40 | 2667516 HoofHearted
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Fuck you, Jamie Dimon. In the ass, and with no lubrication.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:10 | 2667588 sitenine
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It's actually us who are getting it up the ass.  Corzine and Dimon will never do a perp walk, and we will get no lubrication.  Why the fuck are we letting them get away with this shit?  When will we stop this madness?!?

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:12 | 2667592 iDealMeat
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Get to know them:  Primary Dealers of the FED

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:27 | 2667621 flacon
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Thank God they purged MF Global. The rest are AAA+ rated. Whooo Hoooo!

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:31 | 2667631 AldousHuxley
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even greedspan says “If they’re too big to fail, they’re too big,” Greenspan said today. “In 1911 we broke up Standard Oil — so what happened? The individual parts became more valuable than the whole. Maybe that’s what we need to do.”


“Failure is an integral part, a necessary part of a market system,” he said. “If you start focusing on those who should be shrinking, it undermines growing standards of living and can even bring them down.”



Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:38 | 2667651 JPM Hater001
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Hey Durden

There's an extra 5g's if you can score me front row seats,

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:41 | 2667658 strannick
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You get enough tempests in enough teapots, and soon you have a problem

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:52 | 2667685 AldousHuxley
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Top BUSH 2004 contributors

Morgan Stanley $603,480 Merrill Lynch $586,254 PricewaterhouseCoopers $514,250 UBS AG $474,325 Goldman Sachs $394,600 Lehman Brothers $361,525 MBNA Corp $350,350 Credit Suisse Group $326,040 Citigroup Inc $320,820 Bear Stearns $313,150


Top OBAMA 2008 contributors

University of California $1,648,685 Goldman Sachs $1,013,091 Harvard University $878,164 Microsoft Corp $852,167 Google Inc $814,540 JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799 Citigroup Inc $736,771


Top ROMNEY 2012 contributors

Goldman Sachs $636,080 JPMorgan Chase & Co $502,874 Morgan Stanley $476,300 Bank of America $465,850 Credit Suisse Group $421,310 Citigroup Inc $345,265 Barclays $322,400 Kirkland & Ellis $295,042 Wells Fargo $276,700


You want change? election anyone who is not supported by the banks.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 01:17 | 2667728 nope-1004
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JPig already swallowed up those funds.  They're gone.  Sure, subpoena... put on a show.... make it look good.  But the truth is JPig already digested those funds and will never return them.  A pig is a pig, until death.


Wed, 08/01/2012 - 01:47 | 2667746 Michael
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The only thing the mainstream media does is try to mind control and brainwash you into believing their corporate prescribed fantasy. That's why their ratings are at all time lows, people are seeing through their bullshit, thank God.

George Carlin : The game is rigged

George Carlin's Greatest Moment

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 05:11 | 2667913 AldousHuxley
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I like George Carlin, but also Eddie Griffin...

Television Programing....

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 06:15 | 2667969 disabledvet
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You can't win. They give you cancer...then you die. Americans are happy people when they get cancer and die so...don't worry about it!

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 06:41 | 2667984 zhandax
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Wouldn't know; those of us who refuse to eat shit and drink fluoride haven't had it happen yet.....

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 07:40 | 2668015 GetZeeGold
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In other news. JPM has announced a prolonged France.


Wed, 08/01/2012 - 16:59 | 2670242 Remington IV
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Hugo Chavez
Fidel Castro
Robert Mugabe

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:53 | 2667684 Divine Wind
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Trying to bribe Tyler?

With 5 grams of whiff?

With his busted ass, bell pepper boxing nose?


Wait. You mean money?

Never mind.

Sorry T.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 05:22 | 2667944 malikai
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PBoC is missing from that list.

Perhaps it's time for the "Shadow PD list" to be created.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:40 | 2667657 Daily Bail
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You might have already seen this, but calls for a Corzine Special Prosecutor are growing.  I'm not predicting his indictment just yet, but things are getting messier for Jon:

CORZINE CRONYISM BOMBSHELL - High Ranking DOJ Lawyers And AG Eric Holder Were Partners In Firm That Represented MF Global

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 01:08 | 2667721 sitenine
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Special Prosecutor?  Yeah, I heard that, but if Holder prosecutes Corzine, then he would be in deeper shit than Corzine.  Holder is still reeling back from the fallout on Fast and Furious.  Just say'n...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 01:24 | 2667736 Divine Wind
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I am just spitballing here, but I think the list of Executive Pardons being signed by POTUS in the final days and hours in office will be long and controversial.

This is common for ALL administrations, but I get the feeling the Obama administration will be particularly prolific.

Entry on that list is incredibly expensive unless your need for a pardon happens to be related to a place the shadow of the USGOV falls and you are close enough to the Oval Office..

AG Holder and Corzine are made men. They know where the skeletons are.

Neither will prosecuted. Nothing will happen.

Unless Romney really blows it, Obama will be seeking a new challenge in just a few short months anyhow.

This is not enough time to get anything in DC accomplished.



Wed, 08/01/2012 - 02:01 | 2667777 jeff montanye
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it's not enough time to get anything useful accomplished.  

however as the last two administrations showed, in half a year you can

establish the outlines of a police state

or start a war or two

or transfer trillions to the masters of the greatest control fraud in history

or make it all bipartisan

or fill in those outlines in elaborate detail

or transfer trillions more

or pass legislation absolving them of crime.  

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 05:42 | 2667954 malikai
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Everyone see now? Obama really did mean "Change".

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 07:42 | 2668031 GetZeeGold
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He seems almost like a messiah........almost.


Wed, 08/01/2012 - 10:11 | 2668474 blunderdog
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Really?  Looks like all the same shit to me.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 08:57 | 2668188 lightning
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I am not sure, but I think that you can't pardon someone who hasn't been convicted of an offense.  Obama has done such a good job at shielding his people, that if Romney wanted to look tough he could start prosecutions once in office and Obama couldn't do squat.  Mind you, I think Romney prosecuting people is as likely as flying pink pigs.

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:46 | 2667536 dannyboy
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I think its more clients that are now sucking down dimon.. to the tune of $200mil

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:39 | 2667513 Conman
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At this point its painfully obvious that banks should be broken up and reduced to utlities. Sandy Weill is right, not exactly the ideal spokesman,but late is better than never.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:15 | 2667601 TheFourthStooge-ing
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At this point, maybe it's best that they're just burned down.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:31 | 2667628 dolph9
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I disagree.  Remember, repentance only comes to these folks when they are retired with hundreds of millions.  Then they magically "see the light."

You and I both know what needs to be done with them.  But it won't happen until the system collapses, and by that time they'll have farmland in Brazil and Argentina locked up.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:35 | 2667643 erik
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French Transaction Tax starts tomorrow

It will be very, VERY interesting to see how this turns out for the CAC 40.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 06:19 | 2667971 disabledvet
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this actually is news here. be interesting to see if it roils global markets actually. would be good news if it did of course.

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:43 | 2667524 JohnKozac
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Amusement for the Muppets & Sheeples, 'tis nothing more.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 02:54 | 2667831 JohnG
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I am NOT amused,  Neither are my attorneys,

Just lucky, I guess....that it was not transferred to PFG.  It could have been.

This is A LOT of margin money, and caused me a great deal of pain.  PAIN.


Wed, 08/01/2012 - 07:58 | 2668043 GetZeeGold
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Sorry to hear might want to consider a trip to France. I hear it's beautiful this time of year.


Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:44 | 2667528 Yen Cross
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 J.P.M should be renamed area " 52 " ...

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:50 | 2667543 Boilermaker
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Absolutely nothing will come from this. Nada. Zilch.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:08 | 2667581 alien-IQ
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Yup, And THAT"S the problem.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 05:58 | 2667960 Offthebeach
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Wrong, they will be fined $100's of millions which means muppets stockholders will be butt prison raped by JPM . Lay down with Jammie, wake up with anal bleeding.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 08:42 | 2668144 spanish inquisition
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Worst case scenario is a small fine (1-4%) with no admittance of wrong doing settlement. We should apply the same system to armed robbery, that should help the crime rate go down.


Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:53 | 2667548 q99x2
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Wars have been started over less.

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:55 | 2667551 ebworthen
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Jamie Dimon behind closed doors with the Banking Subcommittee (Ron Paul absent - alllergic to assholes): 

"Listen boys and girls, I pay your way, I can make you or break you; blame the SEC and your fellow CONgresspeople's outside this committee or you end up grubbing for peanuts with the local news and real estate agents or scrubbing the bottom of the Hudson with your asses."

If this isn't time for a revolution the clock must be broken.

Hang Jamie Dimon.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 06:23 | 2667975 disabledvet
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"don't worry, we can pay for that." eh. what can you do. Jamie Dimon is watching as the the wondrous bankster clique systematically dismantles his people and turns them into a bunch of raving lunatics slaughtering one there can be more profit of course. I should say "government banking" actually because no true private sector bank would see what's going on in Greece as a victory for anyone. Anywho that could never happen in the USA...folks turning on each other like a bunch of wild animals "all in the name of show" of course "because some folks are so rich this is all they have for a life now." So far so good!

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:55 | 2667557 moonstears
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Lotsa sexual attraction to Dimon on this board tonight!!("suck", "fuck", Dimon etc) This will produce NOTHING, it's a ploy to CLEAR future Treasury Secretary, Dimon. Calm down.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 04:01 | 2667889 slaughterer
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Jamie is running for President of the USA 2016, not Treasury Secretary.  

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 05:16 | 2667919 malikai
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A man of his class, sature, and respect should only be Emperor.

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:55 | 2667559 valkir
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FYB,oh Jamie you too,Jon Corzine,little bastard you as well.But what i wish will not change anything.Tomorrow Benny will mumble,cartell will smash the gold,sheeple will go on vacations,and post office will go bankrupt.Nothing new...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:04 | 2667574 Lednbrass
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Absolutely nobody could have seen this coming.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 06:01 | 2667963 Offthebeach
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Now's a time to buy.

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 00:05 | 2667576 patb
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a 20 year fraud makes it impossible to track where the bad trades happened.

Now in MF Global, it was one illegal cover of a derivatives bet,  but at PFG?  what's the point.


just indict the top people


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