William Black | What if the SEC investigated Banks the way it is investigating Mutual Funds?

What if the SEC investigated Banks the way it is investigating Mutual Funds?

By William K. Black

The Wall Street Journal ran a story today (12/27/11) entitled “SEC Ups Its Game to Identify Rogue Firms.”

“Rogue” is an interesting word with a range of definitions. When it is used as an adjective its meaning is: “a playfully mischievous person; scamp.” The trivialization of the most destructive elite frauds is one of the most common forms of what criminologists call “neutralization” of the moral content of wrong doing. Neutralization increases crime.

The actual story makes it clear that the criminals that the SEC was identifying were not “rogues.” They were the CEOs of seemingly legitimate firms. The SEC is identifying “accounting control frauds” – the frauds that cause greater financial losses than all other forms of property crime combined. The SEC is not identifying a few rotten apples, but roughly 100 hedge funds likely to have engaged in accounting fraud. The WSJ describes the SEC’s identification system:

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One Response to “William Black | What if the SEC investigated Banks the way it is investigating Mutual Funds?”
  1. lvent says:

    HA!!! THEY DO NOTHING UNLESS IT IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR COHORTS AND MINIONS….

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