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  • The Black Financial and Fraud Report

    March 28, 2015:


    Bankers Avoid Jail Time in Tax-Evasion Case
    Bill Black says two Credit Suisse bankers who made a deal to avoid jail time are minor players compared to executives who faced no punishment at all

      March 28, 2015

    Chile's Growing Corruption Scandal Underscores Need for Whistleblower Protections
    Former financial regulator Bill Black reports on a corruption scandal embroiling Chile's conservative party and business executives

      March 16, 2015

    The Juncker Plan for Economic Recovery in Europe
    Bill Black says once again the EU decides not to target investments to help nations It forced into great depressions

      March 15, 2015

    HSBC Offshore Tax-Evading Scandal Widening
    Former financial regulator Bill Black details emerging revelations about HSBC bank's tax-evading practices and lack of accountability from European governments who were aware of the practice

      March 1, 2015

    An Irish-Style Banking Inquiry into the 2008 Financial Crisis
    Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses his recent testimony in Ireland and the challenges the country faces in acknowledging its financial crisis

      February 27, 2015

    Iceland's Supreme Court Upholds Jail Sentences of Four Banking Executives
    Former financial regulator Bill Black explains how Iceland took down the banking executives responsible for wrecking the country's economy

      February 23, 2015

    House Passes Bill Further Weakening Financial Regulation
    TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux looks at the key bill provisions benefiting Wall Street, and also examines the so-called opposition of Democratic lawmakers

      January 15, 2015

    DOJ Misses Another Opportunity to Go After Banks
    Bill Black: Obama administration quietly gave a $57 million award to a whistleblower regarding the Countrywide and Bank of America mortgage scandal

      December 21, 2014

    $4.3 Billion Fine for Fraud in Exchange Market Manipulations is Pittance for Major Banks
    This collective fine for big banks involved in exchange fraud represent less than 1/1000 of the daily transactions in the market says Bill Black, former financial regulator

      November 16, 14

    How Deep is the Rot on Wall Street?
    Joseph Fichera's op-ed in the New York Times shows the full depravity of Wall Street's resistance to regulation, says white collar criminologist Professor William Black.

      November 14, 14

    Is Financial Fraud Too Complex to Prosecute?
    The Department of Justice is using an illegitimate excuse to explain why it has not prosecuted any senior bankers, says Bill Black, former bank regulator and current Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

      October 27, 14

    After Eric Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions
    Former financial regulator Bill Black says Holder's legacy on "too big to fail" is "too big to jail"

      October 3, 14

    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
    Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters

      October 3, 14

    Ecuador to Adopt Digital Currency
    Economist Bill Black says Ecuador's plan is supposed to provide bank services to rural communities through mobile phones

      October 3, 14

    NY Bank's Alleged Redlining Has Roots in Government Practice
    Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a new lawsuit against Evans Bancorp that alleges the bank would not give loans to black neighborhoods

      October 3, 14

    Sacramento Residents Found Not Guilty of Mortgage Fraud
    TRNN regular contributor Bill Black discusses his role in a major legal victory in which lenders were found to have ignored gaping holes and blatant lies in loan applications

      October 3, 14

    BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time
    Bill Black: Federal regulators remain the leading opponents of vigorous prosecutions

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Supreme Court Preserves Power of Finance Over Argentina
    Bill Black reports on the significance of the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases involving Argentinian debt obligations to international creditors

      October 3, 14

    Why the Worst Get on Top in Economics
    Bill Black: History has proved Nobel prize winning economist Friedrich von Hayek, the patron saint of plutocrats and libertarians, profoundly wrong

      October 3, 14

    No Evidence Justice Dept. Will Prosecute U.S. Banks Responsible for Financial Crisis
    Bill Black: Although Attorney General Holder says no bank is too big to prosecute, the Justice Department will be going after foreign banks instead of making an example of the leadership behind the financial crash

      October 3, 14

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