Rating Agencies Exposed For Helping To Create 2008 Financial Crisis

By: Monday June 24, 2013 8:13 am

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As Wall Street alumni Attorney General Eric Holder and Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer slept, private law firms took Wall Street to court. Through the lawsuits filed we have learned that the rating agencies, Moody’s and S&P, were well aware that what they [...]

Standard & Poor’s Changes Its Tune On Business Practices For Legal Defense

By: Monday April 29, 2013 10:10 am

Standard & Poors, one of the major credit rating agencies, has done an interesting pivot in defining itself amidst a Justice Department civil suit. Like all the major rating agencies S&P is paid by those whose securities it rates.  This, quite obviously, is a conflict of interest in how it rates securities because if it [...]

DOJ Suing Standard and Poors For $5 Billion Fraud Scheme

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 7:02 am

The Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit against Standard and Poors alleging that S&P engaged in a scheme to defraud investors in structured financial products known as Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) and Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs). The lawsuit alleges that investors, many of them federally insured financial institutions, lost billions of dollars on [...]

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