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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:00 PM

 

FBI Warns Sequestration Will Hamper All Their Hard-Hitting Wall Street Investigations

yeah right! really? you guys sure have been hammering Wall street all along


WASHINGTON -- More than four years after the financial crisis, not a single Wall Street executive has been jailed for playing a role in the creation of the toxic financial products that fueled the real-estate bubble, which were in some cases designed simply to fail.

That track record may make it difficult for the Department of Justice to earn the sympathy of the public as it warns that spending cuts will hamper its ability to investigate Wall Street fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigations told lawmakers in a recent letter that across-the-board cuts resulting from sequestration "will cause current financial crimes investigations to slow as workload is spread among a reduced workforce. In some instances, such delays could affect the timely interviews of witnesses and collection of evidence."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/fbi-sequestration-wall-street_n_2807338.html

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Reply FBI Warns Sequestration Will Hamper All Their Hard-Hitting Wall Street Investigations (Original post)
Pharaoh Mar 2013 OP
Cali_Democrat Mar 2013 #1
Rex Mar 2013 #2
L0oniX Mar 2013 #3
MannyGoldstein Mar 2013 #4
Downtown Hound Mar 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2013 #12
kenny blankenship Mar 2013 #6
jsr Mar 2013 #7
BainsBane Mar 2013 #8
WillyT Mar 2013 #9
99Forever Mar 2013 #10
Dragonfli Mar 2013 #11
winter is coming Mar 2013 #13
onethatcares Mar 2013 #14
obxhead Mar 2013 #15
jwirr Mar 2013 #16
pipoman Mar 2013 #17
AtheistCrusader Mar 2013 #18
talkingmime Mar 2013 #19
snappyturtle Mar 2013 #20
frylock Mar 2013 #21
Initech Mar 2013 #22
Jim Lane Mar 2013 #23
davidthegnome Mar 2013 #24

Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:02 PM

1. Even if the FBI investigates and finds Wall Street criminal activity

 

the bankers don't have to worry about prosecution.

Of course the FBI will put its resources to good use by going after pot smokers.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:06 PM

2. Oh silly FBI, you think you are in charge!!!

 

How cute! At least their excuse is just slightly less lame then their actual 'investigations' into their pay masters lives! The JD works for the elite. Not a surprise the FBI will carry the water of the uber-rich. Disappointing, but not a surprise in the least bit.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:08 PM

3. LMFAO!

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:12 PM

4. Seems like they've been anticipating The Sequester for 4+ years

 

They cut back then to avoid cutting back now. Just like we need to do to [strike]steal[/strike] strengthen Social Security.

That would explain this:

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:19 PM

5. Hi! We're the FBI!

And we have an absolutely GREAT sense of humor!

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:19 PM

12. HI! We're the FB.

We can't afford I.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

6. I LOLed

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:26 PM

7. Pathetic.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:26 PM

8. so no impact whatsoever from the sequester.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:58 PM

9. ROFLMAO !!! - K & R !!!

 



What kidders...




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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:01 PM

10. Now, that there is funny...

... I don't care who you are!


Besides, President Obama already said they didn't break any laws.

So pipe down, he's got this.

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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:15 PM

11. All three of their professorial wrist slappers to be laid off!

The Wall St fraud division may even have to give up the broom closet they were given as an office. Damn!!

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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:20 PM

13. Oh, dear. I guess they'll be reduced to applying whitewash by the quart instead of the gallon.

Darn budget cuts.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:26 PM

14. Dear Wall Street Fraudsters

We would like to take this moment to inform you we will no longer be looking at anything in your records thanks to a great excuse.

Please feel free to continue.

Cordially,


Whoever the top fbi guy is at this time.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:13 PM

15. 0-0

 

is still zero.

FFS.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:17 PM

16. IMO that seems like a bonus for the rethugs.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:22 PM

17. Yeah

 

and that 2% of the thousands of people who phone them to say, "I'm a felon actively trying to buy a gun, and I just signed that I'm not a felon under penalty of perjury on a federal document", who are ever investigated..

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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

18. Let me do the math here -- nothing into nothing, carry the nothing -- still nothing

-Jane Cobb

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:31 PM

19. I'm sure the GOP is just CRUSHED over this.

 


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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:35 PM

20. What a joke. Maybe the next we'll hear from them is when the statute of limitations runs out. nt

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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:43 PM

21. man, just when they were prepared to blow the whole case wide open

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 08:07 PM

22. What hard hitting Wall St. investigations?

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 10:41 PM

23. Sometimes, you see an Onion headline and at first you think it's real.

 

This time, I saw what's evidently a real headline and at first I thought it was The Onion.

Tough times for satirists.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 11:06 PM

24. There were investigations?

Seriously, like, maybe there should be something to show for them. A conviction, an accusation... a trial... something.

Those poor bastards are going to have to sell Hoover's dress collection now. Or maybe they could just stop pretending there's actually any real investigating.

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