Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here's the Serious Situation that Could Blow Goldman Sachs Out of the Water

While the SEC continues to pursue a highly questionable fraud charge against Goldman Sachs, new information suggests that a serious violation may have occurred that could cost the chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, his job and that of the President and COO, Gary Cohn, and severely damage the firm.

In Goldman's 2009 annual report to investors, Blankfein and Cohn said that Goldman “did not generate enormous net revenues or profits by betting against residental related products."

However, in an email just released by the Senate Subcommittee Investigating the Financial Crisis,  Blankfein, , wrote in November 2007: “Of course we didn’t dodge the mortgage mess. We lost money, then made more than we lost because of shorts.”

In other emails released, Goldman's CFO David Viniar responded to an email that Goldman had made $50 million in one day by taking short positions : “Tells you what might be happening to people who don’t have the big short..."

In another released email, a Goldman employee wrote in response to news of a decline in some mortgage backed securities that Goldman was short, “Sounds like we will make some serious money.”

“Yes we are well positioned,” another responded.

Thus, it's clear, Goldman did make money shorting mortgage backed securities.The size of net profits is not clear, but the size of net profits  becomes critical.

It is a situation where size matters, thanks to Blankfein's and Levin's claim in the annual report that net-profits were not enormous.

The "big swinging dicks" of Wall Street better hope that the size of the net profit they made from short selling mortgage backed securities was tiny. If the net profit is anywhere close to as big as they think their dicks are, they are in serious trouble for reporting false information in their annual report.


Here are the emails released by the Senate Subcommittee . They are fascinating reading.


  1. The only way to stop these bastards is to start shooting them. Drive by their headquarters with a fully functional guillotine on the back of a flat bed Ford. This should get their attention

  2. Um, the 2009 annual report deals with what transpired in... (hold onto your hat!) 2009. What exactly is the significance of e-mails re what happened in 2007??

  3. These 'big swinging dicks' should be swinging from lamp posts and left there to rot as a warning to the other dicks.

  4. I am presently in litigation with Fremont Reorganizing, Goldman Sachs dba Litton Loan Servicing, et al., (2 different cases) for about 2 years now. The main issue with the complaint is a fraudulent loan originated by Fremont in June 2006. This in turn produced an array of other
    issues: unsigned deed of trust, over billing issues, lost payments, excessive balloon payment, back dated assignments, illegal non-judicial foreclosure documentation, missing documentation, illegally reporting to my credit, falsifying declarations, 6 week TRO's, court procedures not followed, judges wait until the courtroom is cleared to rule against a TRO (both times); retired (78 year old) judge ruled against a seated judges TRO where the retired judge took 30 minutes to read a 300 page brief. The whole time they have been ignoring my request and failing to give me the required documentation so that I can rescind the loan. Goldman Sachs dba Litton Loan Servicing has been aggressively trying to foreclose on my property. I believe to cash out for insurance reasons. (It's over a million dollar loan) I have invested over $400,000 into this property for the past 5 years and if I had known about this mortgage meltdown game played by Wall Street I would have never proceeded with this Real Estate transaction. The Media and the Government has not once addressed or helped the borrower, namely me, who also has been damaged by these defaulted CDO's.

    A Time line of what's going on with Goldman Sachs to show how they are scheming to pursue foreclosures for the insurance by acquiring distressed, shelled fraudulent companies which will eventually or haven't already gone BK...

     Oct 26, 2005 Litton Loan Servicing Class Action - mishandling loans, servicing over 400,000 borrowers - case settled Feb 17, 2009 for $537 (limited due to class status)
     Feb 27, 2007 FDIC Cease and Desist - Fremont Reorganizing for illegal loan practices, et al., (largest predatory lenders who heavily solicited brokers for their schemes)
     Oct 16, 2007 Massachusetts Lawsuit vs Fremont and Goldman Sachs - Predatory Lending Practices - settled May 11, 2009 for $60 mil
     Dec 11, 2007 - Goldman Sachs Acquires Litton Loan Servicing
     June 2, 2008 Litton (Goldman Sachs) Acquires Fremont Reorganizing Servicing Rights
     June 19, 2008 Fremont Reorganizing files BK
     Apr 16, 2010 - SEC vs Goldman Sachs - Securities Fraud

    Here is the link to my blog if you want to download court documents pertaining to my case.

    Note: My wife is pursuing individuals who are interested in joining her in a class action lawsuit with regards to violation of her community property rights in a wrongful foreclosure. If you are in a community property state and a spouse is not on title you may have grounds for legal action.

  5. @tosk59

    Actually, the 2009 annual report shareholder letter specifically references 2007 and 2008, read it for yourself, I provide the link in the original post.

  6. An “octopus wrapped around the face of humanity” as one journalist put it; the New World Banking Order has arrived. In 2009 speculative, uncontrolled derivatives were the Worlds largest market at an estimated 600 Trillion. The Worlds total economic output was an estimated 58.07 Trillion and the total World bond market was an estimated 82.2 Trillion. Yet, there is no “crime” that the bankers can be charged with as they bankrupt citizens and Nations into the New World Order?
    The appropriate criminal charge should be Treason to the American People and our Democratic Republic and Constitution. The members of the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group in government and banking who conspired to overthrow our soverenity as an independent nation, who conspired to bankrupt our Treasury with three unjust Wars and multinational corporate “rolling” bailouts, conspired to control mass media “free Press” propaganda, conspired and manipulated “financial crisis” for their own gain, conspired to “relocate” American industry and technology, conspired to offshore “American Income Tax”, and who have conspired to enslave American citizens with National debt (about $64,000 per citizen) and personal debt. Deserve the death sentence by firing squad for Treason.
    Obama, your New World Order is Totalitarian and we Patriots, American free citizens, will fight for our Democracy, Independence and Freedom.

  7. windcatcher said it all.