Friday, October 2, 2009

Report Cites Finra Lapses in Fraud Probes

FINRAhas repeatedly denied that it had any responsibility for the Madoff Mess, claiming earlier this year that  "[n]one of the fraudulent activities that have been alleged deal with the activities of the broker-dealer or come under the jurisdiction of FINRA" according to Reuters. But today a special FINRA committee has release a report that addresses teh failure of FINRA to uncover the Stanford CD program issues, and yes, the Madoff Mess. The report states "FINRA examiners did come across several facts worthy of inquiry with the Madoff scheme that, with the benefit of hindsight, should have been pursued."
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