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Securities Fraud: Questioning the Logic of a Criminal Investigation of J.P. Morgan
5/16/2012 9:37:00 PM

Press reports indicate that the FBI and the Department of Justice are investigating the huge trading losses at J.P. Morgan Chase. As an attorney who has spent much of his career suing large corporations and financial institutions for securities fraud I have no particular love for J.P. Morgan. But the FBI’s involvement in the case may reflect a troubling trend to criminalize business conduct that gives rise to civil liability, but that probably should not be criminalized.

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