How Goldman Execs Screwed Their Clients and Lied to Congress

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"Thanks to an extraordinary investigative effort by a Senate subcommittee that unilaterally decided to take up the burden the criminal justice system has repeatedly refused to shoulder, we now know exactly what Goldman Sachs executives ... lied about. We know exactly how they ... defrauded their clients. America has been waiting for a case to bring against Wall Street. Here it is, and the evidence has been gift-wrapped and left at the doorstep of federal prosecutors, evidence that doesn't leave much doubt: Goldman Sachs should stand trial."

— Matt Taibbi, 'The People vs. Goldman Sachs' Rolling Stone, May 26, 2011

Click through to meet the key villains in this tale of gargantuan financial fraud.

Read the full story: The People vs. Goldman Sachs: A Senate committee has laid out the evidence. Now the Justice Department should bring criminal charges by Matt Taibbi

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