Merrill Lynch Traders Can’t Avoid Spoofing, Fraud Charges
Law360, 21 May 2020
The government’s June 2018 indictment says the traders’ scheme between June 2009 and October 2014 created the illusion of market movement by using large orders to inflate the price, with no intention of filling the orders, thus committing wire fraud, commodities fraud and conspiracy to commit commodities fraud.
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Financial Finger-Pointing Turns to Regulators
Louise Story, Gretchen Morgenson
New York Times, 22 November 2011
In the whodunit of the financial crisis, Wall Street executives have pointed the blame at all kinds of parties — consumers who lied on their mortgage applications, investors who demanded access to risky mortgage bonds, and policy makers who kept interest rates low and failed to predict a housing market collapse.
But a new defense has been mounted by a bank executive: my regulator told me to do it.
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