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DOJ and Credit Suisse reportedly near $1B deal

Last week it was leaked and earlier today Attorney General Eric Holder gave further credence to the idea criminal charges were near for one of the big banks. Now, CNBC is reporting Credit Suisse (CS) and the DOJ as near a deal in which the Swiss lender will plead guilty to charges over tax avoidance and pay a $1B fine.

Previously: Bank criminal charges could be near

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  • KJP712
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    Are we the taxpayers going to get a cut of this fine? Have not seen anything as of yet.
    5 May 2014, 08:18 PM Reply Like
  • SaltyDog62
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    Interesting. Now Holder is contemplating criminal charges, but just on the foreign banks! Bawawawa
    6 May 2014, 12:43 AM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    LOL US banks have done a lot more criminal things than mere tax avoidance. Fleecing all of America and rigging the MBS market is only a starter. Oh sorry, American citizens would be hurt if TBTF banks went under on criminal charges because the US taxpayers have to pick up the bill for any of their failings. Talk about a good way to let the culprit bludgeon you economically by claiming you are protecting them by not doing anything. After all, you may be worse off like you probably will be the next time they do the same thing.
    6 May 2014, 01:25 AM Reply Like
  • Cleatus in Cleveland
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    Nope, goes to the DNC.
    6 May 2014, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • Boat52
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    But secret tax avoidance accounts never existed! say the Swiss banksters for decades. We know all our clients so there are no "secret" accounts...and tax avoidance is not a crime in Switzerland because clients are not avoiding Swiss taxes. Hah!
    6 May 2014, 06:49 AM Reply Like
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