LIBOR Banks: A ‘Cartel in Restraint of Trade’?

LIBOR Banks Are aCartel in Restraint of Trade

LaRouchePAC
August 8, 2012

Der Spiegel reported on Aug. 3, from law enforcement and regulatory sources in Germany, that EU and German regulators, including BaFin, are concluding that there was systemic rigging for profit, by major banks, of the immense global interest-rate-swap/foreign-exchange-swap derivatives market. A shorter NYT “DealBook” piece Aug. 5 reports essentially the same thing, and both stress that bank managements are now cooperating, “investigating”, and fingering each other. “I’ve only seen this kind of behavior before in connection with the mafia,” one regulator is quoted by Spiegel.

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LaRouchePAC: HSBC under multiple investigations for Drug Money laundering

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“HSBC’s involvement in drug money laundering also has implications for the Obama administration. In December 2011 the New York Times reported on the Department of Justice’s involvement in drug money laundering. Immediately, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is investigating Operation Fast and Furious, announced that it was going to expand its investigation of gunwalking to the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to now include drug money laundering, but the Department of Justice refused to cooperate.”  LaRouchePAC

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