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Old 06-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Corzine - CFTC Investigation News

It appears that the John Corzine involvement in MF Global is going to be the "new" news, as the CFTC investigation begins. Googling Corzine should bring up the most recent news.
It appears that he was involved the co-mingling of customer accounts...
Hmmm... What took so long to find this out?
Looks as if the hearing will be on TV.

Of course we could never expect this to be a criminal act.

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Since MF Global customers only lost $1.6 Billion dollars, this may not receive much attention. A mere pittance!

Here's the CFTC filing summary ...
1. It has long been a cornerstone of customer protection laws that a commodity
futures broker, known as a futures commission merchant ("FCM"), must at all times segregate
customer funds intended for futures trading on U.S. exchanges ("customer segregated funds")
and may never use these customer funds for the FCM' s own purposes. When an FCM knows or
should know that accounts holding customer segregated funds ("customer segregated accounts")
do not hold sufficient funds to meet the FCM's financial obligations to all customers, the FCM,
through its responsible personnel, must immediately notify the CFTC and the applicable
designated self-regulatory organization ("DSRO"). To safeguard customer funds further, CFTC
regulations limit an FCM's ability to invest customer funds to ce1iain authorized investments. In
this case, MF Global Inc. ("MF Global"), an FCM with deficient systems and controls, on the
brink of failure and in desperate need of cash to survive, invaded its customer funds and violated
these fundamental customer protections on a scale never previously seen in the U.S. futures
markets, harming thousands of people. As alleged below, Jon Corzine, the Chief Executive
Officer ("CEO"), is legally responsible for MF Global's misuse of customer money. Edith
O'Brien, MF Global's Assistant Treasurer, is also liable.
Page 20 on this link begins the part about segregating customer funds.

... and a good thing for Corzine that this is not a criminal act like taking a loaf of bread..

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I wonder if the Justice Dept will charge Corzine with fraud?
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Plain talk explanation here:
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