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SEC Subpoenas Wall Street in Hunt for `Manipulators'

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posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:07 AM
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SEC Subpoenas Wall Street in Hunt for `Manipulators'


www.bloomberg.com

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenaed Wall Street's biggest firms and hedge-fund advisers in a widening effort to crack down on suspected manipulation of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos. shares, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

The SEC's enforcement unit demanded information from investment banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and Merrill Lynch & Co., according to two of the people, who declined to be identified because the inquiries aren't public. The Washington-based regulator is seeking trading records and e- mails, one of them said.

The subpoenas mark a new front in the broadest U.S. investigation of Wall Street trading since state and federal regulators targeted mutual-fund abuses in 2003. The SEC issued an emergency order yesterday curtailing short selling in financial stocks, including Lehman and mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The agency also is examining whether securities firms have adequate controls to thwart misconduct.
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posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:07 AM
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Capitalism at work in all its glory as those "in the know" seek to make a bit more cash out of the misery of others.

It's about time this market manipulation was cracked down on - it's been suggested that it's one of the reasons why the price of oil and some foods has skyrocketed.

Capitalists like this are not patriots, they don't care if they ruin the economy, they don't care if they put people out of work, if people get their homes repossessed, if people starve, as long as they continue to make money, they couldn't care less.

And guess what - the president and his advisors are the biggest manipulators of all.

Just another crime to add to the ever-growing list perpetrated by shrub&co.

www.bloomberg.com
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