BUSINESS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Matt Taibbi: Counterfeit Stocks Behind Bear Stearns And Lehman Downfall

Although the SEC issued more than 50 subpoenas to Wall Street firms, it has yet to identify the mysterious trader who somehow seemed to know in advance that one of the five largest investment banks in America was going to completely tank in a matter of days. "I've seen the SEC send agents overseas in a simple insider-trading case to investigate profits of maybe $2,000," says Brent Baker, a former senior counsel for the commission. "But they did nothing to stop this."

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