The CFTC to investigate JP Morgan Chase

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is now opening an investigation into JP Morgan Chase’s failed $3 billion gambling binge. The CFTC becomes the third agency investigating the bank – joining the Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI. There are reports that federal prosecutors in New York are also interested in what exactly happened for the bank to lose that much money.

While the investigations are all preliminary, and no one has officially been accused of wrongdoing, this case should highlight the need for stronger regulations on Wall Street bankers who have clearly proven unable to regulate themselves.

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Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am


some are speculating the loss could become as much as 7 billion as JPM stock falls 20%

I also heard that projection this morning on my local news channel....7 bill. i would like to see them recoup from that. this bank in needs to be disolved. an example needs to be made.

J DAILEY's picture
Feb. 23, 2012 7:43 am

I agree J Dailey—an example and a first step.

Karolina's picture
Nov. 3, 2011 7:45 pm

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