Three important considerations should be made here:
1. Why are all these fraud cases treated as civil rather than criminal cases?
2. Why would another bank hire someone that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York had complained about and investigated?
3. Why is it so obvious that all the TBTF banks consider "aggressive and profitable risk taking" more important than ethical and honest behavior?
Morgan Stanley Trader Faces Inquiry on Possible Manipulation
By Susanne Craig - New York Times
On paper, Glenn Hadden seemed to be the ideal person to run a large bond trading operation at Morgan Stanley when he was hired in early 2011. Mr. Hadden, a former Goldman partner, was one of the most profitable bond traders on Wall Street.
But there was more to his story than just stellar financial results. He had left his previous employer, Goldman Sachs, after questions about his trading activity. And now, Mr. Hadden is under investigation over his trading in Treasury futures while at Goldman, according to a regulatory filing.
Specifically, regulators at the CME Group, which runs commodity and futures exchanges, are investigating whether Mr. Hadden’s purchases or sales of Treasury futures late in the trading day manipulated closing prices in the market and, in turn, made other of his trades more profitable, according to people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly.
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