Friday, March 12, 2010

Lehman Brothers Hid Borrowing, Examiner Says -

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Lehman Brothers Hid Borrowing, Examiner Says -
"According to the report, Lehman used what amounted to financial engineering to temporarily shuffle $50 billion of troubled assets off its books in the months before its collapse in September 2008 to conceal its dependence on leverage, or borrowed money. Senior Lehman executives, as well as the bank’s accountants at Ernst & Young, were aware of the moves, according to Mr. Valukas, the chairman of the law firm Jenner & Block and a former federal prosecutor, who filed the report in connection with Lehman’s bankruptcy case."

Class you better read this one!

(btw if you want more on it, try the Collassal Failure of Common Sense

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