Fraud Is In the Air

Eddie Braverman's picture
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Can you smell it? As bankruptcy hearings go, Lehman's is turning into a doozy. I think we're starting to see why the banks are so opposed to disclosure.

First came the accusation that Barclays induced then-Lehman employees to understate the value of the firm's assets by $5 billion during the negotiations by offering them plum positions at the new bank. Now it looks like Lehman has grounds to file suit against Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and the CME for perpetrating a fraudulent transfer on a truly massive scale. The CME, for its part, did everything in its power to keep this from coming to light: