Will someone ask Eric where are all the fines that he is collecting from banks going? I have a clue, and I will include it below in an old post. Today we hear that he has hit BNP Paribas bank with a big big fine. Maybe they deserve it. But the point is these fines are simply “walking around money” for his favorite charities such as Acorn. So here we go:
Wth a record $9-billion fine against BNP Paribas, one of the world’s largest banks, the Justice Department aimed Monday to send a clear message to bank shareholders everywhere.
“The $9 billion that’s walking out the door today is your money,” FBI Director James B. Comey said at a Monday news conference. Until shareholders hold corporate chiefs accountable for following the law, “the money will keep walking out the door.” (Better to go to Acorn)
The conviction contrasts sharply with a series of large settlements with U.S. banks linked to the financial crisis, as well as with foreign banks such as Britain’s HSBC, which was accused of widespread money-laundering violations. With no criminal components, those cases have been attacked as comparative “wrist slaps” by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), among other critics. (Ed: Really Liz? A Slap?) More at LA Times
But let us take a ride in my way back machine from an old post and let me know if this was a slap:
December 11, 2013 — bunkerville
A little reported story rang a bell, and I headed in time: Recall JPMorgan Chase – first bank takedown by Obama? $13 Billion fine posted October 22, 2013? Want to know where the money went? Yepper, Acorn like groupies. But this is not the first extortion. Eric has been extorting money from them for years. Here’s a list of what the fines and settlements have cost JPMorgan Chase to date in the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. Keep in mind the loans were not loans JPMorgan made, but loans they absorbed through the purchase of outside assets that were questionable.
Oct. 2013: $100 million.
Sept. 2013: $920 million
Sept. 2013: $389 million
July 2013: $410 million
January 2013 and Feb. 2012: $1.8 billion
November 2012: $296.9 million
August 2012: $1.2 billion
April 2012: $20 million
August 2011: $88.3 million
July 2011: $228 million
June 2011: $153.6 million
April 2011: $56 million
June 2010: $48.6 million
Rather than simply settling for the smug satisfaction of seeing some Wall Street Fat Cats get taken down a peg or two, how about getting your hands on some of the cash yourself? Hot Air tells us the facts.
It seems Attorney General Eric Holder has created a multi-million dollar backdoor kickback for activist groups in the $13 billion JP Morgan Chase subprime loan deal recently settled, WND reports.
It appears the Obama administration has a strategy for reviving subprime mortgage lending by coercing banks to fund community organizing groups that may once more put low-income families into mortgages beyond their means.
But wait… you can’t just take the penalty money and hand it out to your friends, can you? According to the breakdown from Investors.com, apparently you can.
Just when we thought its post-crisis probe of banks couldn’t get more corrupt, the Obama administration has cut radical Democrat groups in on the record $13 billion JPMorgan Chase subprime loan deal.
On Page 5 of “Annex 2″ of the recently released consent order, you’ll find this little gem: The Justice Department mandates that JPMorgan fork over any unclaimed or unpaid consumer damages to a nonprofit group that finances Acorn clones and other shakedown groups.
They stand to reap millions. The “consumer relief” portion of the deal by itself totals $4 billion.
If the government “determines that a shortfall in that obligation remains as of Dec. 31, 2017,” the agreement states, “JPMorgan shall make a compensatory payment in cash in an amount equal to the shortfall to NeighborWorks America to provide housing counseling, neighborhood stabilization, foreclosure prevention or similar programs.”
Potentially billions could be distributed to Democrat activists through NeighborWorks, a government-funded “affordable housing” group that supports a national network of left-wing community organizers operating in the same vein as Acorn.
Breakdown of fines over at USA Today
A tidbit below of our gal Val and Schultzy from my way back machine:
July 11, 2012
Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past. H/T: Weekly Standard
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett’s recent financial disclosure form lists a line of credit from a Bermuda insurance company, according to ABC News: Now why would she need this? Anyone want to guess.
Valerie Jarrett’s financial disclosure form filed May 4 lists a line of credit from a Bermuda insurance company valued between $100,000 and $250,000.
We’ve asked the White House what exactly this mark is, and we’re waiting to hear back. …
Jarrett is one of Obama’s closer advisers and has been with him since he was sworn in. In a lengthy New York Times profile in 2009, an Obama campaign official said that “there are two people he’s not going to say no to: Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama.” Washington Free Beacon