The following press release describes and gives examples of instances where Goldman Sachs employees are accused of various acts of manipulation to defraud including insider trading, putting its own interests ahead of its clients' interests, using a "culture of corruption," abusing client trust, ripping off clients, embracing conflicts of interest, using insider information to make lucrative trades, gaining profit through "false pretenses," using deceitful actions, destroying relationships, using "corporate greed and avarice," lying about a $5 rule margin call , etc. The indictment paints not a pretty picture of the alleged actions of Goldman Sachs.
We know for sure that Goldman Sachs committed civil fraud with Abacus and paid a small fine in 2010.
The article is entitled
Founders Of Marvell Technology Group Are Among The Largest Victims Of Greed At Goldman Sachs
By PR Newswire
The press release can be found here.
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