Friday, March 27, 2009

AIG/Banks: It's About Time (Cuomo)

My God, there is a cop:

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo subpoened American International Group Inc.’s credit- default swap data to see whether its customers including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Societe Generale SA and Deutsche Bank AG were improperly compensated with taxpayer dollars.

“Our investigation into corporate bonuses has led us to an investigation of the credit-default swap contracts at AIG,” Cuomo said in a statement. “CDS contracts were at the heart of AIG’s meltdown. The question is whether the contracts are being wound down properly and efficiently or whether they have become a vehicle for funneling billions in taxpayer dollars to capitalize banks all over the world.”

It's about damn time.

I have some questions, specifically:

1. Why isn't the FBI performing this investigation.
2. Why isn't US Attorney General spearheading this investigation?
3. Why isn't our President, Barack Obama, demanding this investigation?

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