Thursday, March 7, 2013

Justice Department Admits They're Soft on Fraud

As I've said in several posts in the past, including this one, the Justice Department under this administration is very soft on prosecuting fraudsters. As a result, the key players who caused the mortgage meltdown have been essentially given a "get out of jail free" card. Interestingly, Eric Holder, head of the Justice Department has even admitted that they don't prosecute fraudsters. In Holder's view, doing so would hurt the economy! Amazing!! This definitely explains a lot... Here is a great write up of this absurd and twisted logic by Barry Ritholz...It's pretty short and well worth reading.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Real Winners in the Lance Armstrong Investigation: His Attorneys

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In most fraud cases, the real winners are the attorneys. This is definitely looking to be the case  with Lance Armstrong since he is getting sued left and right these days. Not only has the US Justice Department joined in Floyd Landis's suit claiming Lance defrauded the US Postal Service but numerous other lawsuits and legal actions are being filed daily. While the suit by the US Postal Service could, in theory, add up to over $100 million, these other suits could also add up to real money too, especially when you consider all the legal fees his attorneys must be charging him. For example, I learned about the following two new lawsuits today...