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Yesterday, the judge in the SAC case accepted the firm’s plea deal with the Justice Department, in which the firm and its subsidiaries pled guilty to wire fraud and securities fraud and agreed to pay a $900 million penalty and $300 million in disgorged profits. The Southern District hailed the deal as the crowning victory in their multi-year campaign against insider trading, which notably has resulted in more than 70 convictions and exactly zero acquittals. Congratulations.
But what many of us want to know is: why, immediately after the most severe financial crisis in more than seventy years, which resulted in the loss of almost nine million jobs, did the Justice Department choose to train its heavy artillery on insider traders? Sure, insider trading is bad. It’s very rich people cheating to make themselves extravagantly rich. It should be illegal, and people should go to jail for it. But it’s far from the biggest thing wrong with our financial markets and institutions.
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Offensive business cards
Tired of those people cutting you off, parking in two spots or just being downright idiots? Well, these business cards are a great way to have your vengeance in a civilized way. Simply grab a suitable offensive business card for the situation and either slip it under there windshield wiper, leave it with the bill or just go right up and hand it to them.