Category Archives: Financial

UPDATE—In the Case of Carmen Segarra and the Secret NY Fed Recordings: A Senate Hearing Is Set to Explore the Case of the Fired Bank Examiner and Investigate Whether Regulators May Be “Too Cozy Toward the Industry They Are Meant to Police”

By Elaine Magliaro I have already written two posts about Carmen Segarra (The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs and My Second Post about Former Bank Examiner Carmen … Continue reading

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My Second Post about Former Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra Who Was Fired by the New York Fed for Doing Her Job

By Elaine Magliaro On October fifth, I published a post titled The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs. Segarra is a former bank examiner who once worked for … Continue reading

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John Oliver Skewers Law Enforcement for Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver did a hilarious segment on civil forfeiture on his HBO program last night. I thought readers of this blog would enjoy watching it so I’m posting it at FFS for you. About Civil Asset Forfeiture: … Continue reading

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The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, I read ProPublica’s story about Carmen Segarra, a bank examiner and whistle-blower who made secret recordings while she was working at the New York FED. Segarra had been hired by the FED in late 2011 … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: SEC and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to Investigate Governor Chris Christie’s Diversion of Port Authority Funds

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Lisa Brennan (Main Justice) broke the news today that “people close to the matter” have said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has joined with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office “to investigate possible misuse of Port Authority of … Continue reading

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THE DIVIDE: Matt Taibbi Talks about Unequal Justice in the Age of Inequality

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in February 2011, Matt Taibbi wrote an article for Rolling Stone titled Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? In his article, he said that “financial crooks” brought down the world’s economy—yet the feds were doing more … Continue reading

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