“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
By Catherine Austin Fitts
In 2008, Helen Chaitman was a highly accomplished New York attorney with a successful litigation practice in lender liability. Then two things happened. She lost her savings when Bernie Madoff’s investment business collapsed. Then her legal practice also collapsed with the wider financial crisis.
However, some people look misfortune straight in the eye and march on through to victory. Helen started helping Madoff victims. Realizing the importance of clarifying tax treatment, she lobbied Congress on their behalf. Today she has emerged as the leading attorney representing Madoff victims.
Appalled at the truths she was uncovering and the silence of the corporate media, Helen published a website and book JP Madoff: The Unholy Alliance Between America’s Biggest Bank and America’s Biggest Crook.
This week Helen joins me on the Solari Report for an unforgettable interview on the real deal behind the Madoff ponzi scheme and Bernie Madoff’s controlling partner in crime, JP Morgan Chase.
You will never view the US banking and regulatory system the same after you listen to what Helen has to say. Best of all you will be inspired by the powerful intellect and personal courage of one attorney prepared to fight for the rule of law up against “all of the money on the planet.”
From the book:
Our government did not require that a single JPMorgan Chase employee face criminal charges . . . or even lose his job. In deferring the indictment against the bank, the United States government may have feared that JPMorgan Chase is too big to fail. But surely JPMorgan Chase, with 240,000 employees, can survive without the handful of officers who sheltered Madoff from the law for 20 years and, as the bank has acknowledged, violated the law. Are these officers too rich to jail? How did we become a country where powerful employers can purchase immunity from criminal prosecution for their employees?
Since the government won’t protect you, the purpose of this book is to give you the information you need to protect yourselves: when bankers act like gangsters, you should treat them like gangsters, even if the government won’t. And the last thing you should do is trust them with your money.
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