Stunning Crimes of the Big Banks: Worse than Your Wildest Imagination

Preface:  Not all banks are criminal enterprises.  The wrongdoing of a particular bank cannot be attributed to other banks without proof.  But – as documented below – many of the biggest banks have engaged in unimaginably bad behavior.

You Won’t Believe What They’ve Done …

Here are just some of the improprieties by big banks:

  • Engaging in mafia-style big-rigging fraud against local governments. See this, this and this
  • Shaving money off of virtually every pension transaction they handled over the course of decades, stealing collectively billions of dollars from pensions worldwide. Details here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here
  • Pledging the same mortgage multiple times to different buyers. See this, this, this, this and this. This would be like selling your car, and collecting money from 10 different buyers for the same car
  • Committing massive fraud in an $800 trillion dollar market which effects everything from mortgages, student loans, small business loans and city financing
  • Pushing investments which they knew were terrible, and then betting against the same investments to make money for themselves. See this, this, this, this and this
  • Engaging in unlawful “Wash Trades” to manipulate asset prices. See this, this and this
  • Participating in various Ponzi schemes. See this, this and this
  • Bribing and bullying ratings agencies to inflate ratings on their risky investments

The executives of the big banks invariably pretend that the hanky-panky was only committed by a couple of low-level rogue employees. But studies show that most of the fraud is committed by management.

Indeed, one of the world’s top fraud experts – professor of law and economics, and former senior S&L regulator Bill Black – says that most financial fraud is “control fraud”, where the people who own the banks are the ones who implement systemic fraud. See this, this and this.

But at least the big banks do good things for society, like loaning money to Main Street, right?


  • The big banks have slashed lending since they were bailed out by taxpayers … while smaller banks have increased lending. See this, this and this

We can almost understand why Thomas Jefferson warned:

And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies ….

John Adams said:

Banks have done  more injury to religion, morality, tranquillity, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they have done or ever will do good.

And Lord Acton argued:

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.

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  • Monnie

    Most Americans have no idea just how much the banksters’ crimes hurt all of us. The mainstream media largely ignore this, along with the monstrous harm done by Big Pharma & FDA, loss of civil liberties, and aggressive U.S. behavior toward other nations. The petty criminals get lots of attention, while the sociopaths who commit crimes on a massive scale usually escape any serious penalty. Not to worry: we have Olympics, baseball, DWTS, etc., to distract & entertain the sheeple.

    • It_Figures

      When you do a “background check”on mainstream media, you find that mainstream media (and unfortunately growing numbers of alternative i-net media), many of the big corporations, central banking systems, Government agencies, and large banks, (not to mention countless other organizations and business) are all interconnected. Then they have millions of their little minions who administer their empire. I just read that the NSA employs almost a Million people (something like 900 thousand) and that does not count the new facility in Utah. That is only one organization with connections back to same big families.

      This is really what they did to Russia back in early 1900’s, only now it is at a massive scale.

      There is no way it will be fixed by American people. It should have been fixed a long time ago. The latest NY Times article out about the killers operating Drones let the cat out of the bag; that they can literally see into your house. This is much worse than George Orwell’s 1984…At least in that fictional account of where we are going, the people knew they were being watched inside their homes.

    • Martin

      Well said. The Rothschilds, Walburgs and Schiffs are making sure the sleepwalkers of this world have enough year round sports, buzz and drugs to keep them busy and happy until they drop dead. The GOD is “Gold, Oil and Drugs”.

    • Martin

      Well said. The Rothschilds, Walburgs and Schiffs are making sure the sleepwalkers of this world have enough year round sports, buzz and drugs to keep them busy and happy until they drop dead. Their GOD is “Gold, Oil and Drugs”.

  • ewingsc


  • Angry Goyim

    “Despite the frivilous claims of foolhardy patriotards and assorted Jew defenders who often masquerade as “anti-Zionists,” the Nazis were not — in any way — covertly funded by, or in cahoots with, Rothschild bankers. On the contrary, the German, French and Austrian branches of the House of Rothschild were effectively dissolved and extirpated by Hitler. Quite a bizarre and counterproductive action of a “Rothschild agent” wouldn’t you say?”

    “The NSDAP was not put into power by international Jewish interests as some researchers suggest. The NSDAP fought for its power. For example, in just a single street battle between the National Socialists and Communists, 300 men were killed. Hitler struggled for 14 years to achieve power and was nearly shot dead during his attempted putsch, facts which challenge this thesis. ”

  • Big M

    Is this supposed to be some kind of fucking shock?

  • Elisabeth Angel

    Thanks, Angry Goyim. It is amazing how many people fall for this controlled opposition line that the “Nazis” were tools of the big bankers (Hitler was a Jew/Rothschild, etc.). The plain truth is that WWII was the banksters’ successful defense of their criminal system against the freedom from it that led to the astounding success of the National Socialist economy — in which, btw, the wealth saved by cutting the banksters out of the loop was not concentrated in the hands of a few, but spread throughout the society. Had WWII not been started by the banksters, this system would have gone global in short order.

    • JungianINTP

      To get at the ROOT CAUSE of the PSYCHOPATHY driving powerful men, read Dr. Barbara Oakley’s groundbreaking book:

      “Evil Genes__

      Why Rome Fell,

      Hitler Rose,

      Enron Failed,

      and My Sister

      Stole My Mother’s


      • JungianINTP

        Postscript, Elizabeth Angel:

        This scribbler’s psychology-/sociology-/anthropology-based goal – from about 1972 forward – has been to uncover the root cause of human conflicts; that is, to determine why we war within ourselves and with each other.

        Here’s my encapsulated, truth-filled generalization: All human conflict is an internal battle BETWEEN the left-hemisphere, seat-of-logic accessed frontal lobes (( morality-centered reflection and decision-making; G-d-centered, if you will )) AND right-hemiphere, seat-of-emotion accessed reptilian brain (( weakness for expressing sexuality and violence and the other vices; devil-centered, if you will )) PROJECTED OUTWARD upon our experiential world.

        For further explanation, study my two posts at the bottom of this Andrew Gavin Marshal page:


        Also, along with Oakley’s book, “Evil Genes . . .,” read Coulter’s book – now in paperback – “Demonic,” which contains illuminating references to psychology-premised finding about what separates rightists and leftists on political/social/cultural issues.

  • nocaps

    in hindsight..

    if only they couldve given the nazis more funding…


  • Dredd

    There is one main reason the public is generally unaware of the more salient facts this post has exposed (again).

  • Wooten Berston

    The worst crime of the banksters: creating the Big Media, concentrating it in the hands of a tiny group of men, all of whom are controlled by the banksters. As long as this clique of whores and bullshitters is allowed to persist, no changes are possible in regard to the banking system because the mass of citizens will be, as they are now, completely blinded and controlled by the gangsters. Therefore, for the thinking few, there is only one sane direction: turn your back on the Big Media completely.. and support only men of honor like Carl.

  • Randy Wininger

    It was quite an irony that as i read this article Bob Dylan’s song “gotta serve somebody” was playing. I choose not to serve the banks. I also choose not to serve the media by passing on their propaganda to others. I have found other legitimate ways of getting the “real news”.
    Our local bank was bought out by a huge bank and now they are trying to fee us to death. To fight this we are going to put our money in a locally owned credit union. I encourage anyone who has money in a huge bank to pull it out and start banking with a locally owned bank or credit union.
    I posted in one of my blogs some time ago that we should not take the mainstream medias word for news, or anyone else for that matter, there is a lot of sources out there for you to get the information to make an informed choice. Read my blog post about this subject.

  • Davol

    I’ve just got to say that if we had just let all the banks all around the world fail in 2008 like I was telling my Congressman in September of 2008 then we would all be laughing about all this by now. There would have been a surplus of federal money to address the aftermath, but we spent that on delaying the aftermath, and proping up a system that was ripe for correction. Anyway welcome to the bottom Middle Class, the food at the local homeless shelter is delicious. Best chicken soup in town.

  • Lisa

    The Banksters Manifesto of 1892. THEY made THEIR intentions quite clear.

    This explains the manipulated housing market crashes…everything that’s going wrong is being done by THEM.

  • Charles Savoie

    An organization unknown to the public was formed in 1902-1903 bringing top financiers in London and New York into an alliance whose purpose was “the seizure of the wealth necessary” American Review of Reviews, New York, May 1902, pp557-558, wills of diamond trust organizer Cecil Rhodes, available in larger libraries and a few online resources. This organization only set up a website as of summer 2011 due to my attempts to bring it to light, dating to 2004, and those of my capable European colleague, Joel Van Der Reijden. The banking institutions mentioned here are all well represented in “The Pilgrims Society,” whose Latin motto “Hic Et Ubique” means “Here And Everywhere.” Scroll down just over halfway at the start page of site linked to see the President of the U.S. is always in their vest pocket, the free access documentary features another official document of the organization, dating to 2003, reaffirming this fact, again unknown to the public! It is this organization, not the big banks, that is raiding the wealth of the world “a secret society gradually absorbing the wealth of the world,” source, the May 1902 article on Rhodes (The Pilgrims also run the Rhodes Scholars and place them in seats of high influence!)

  • JungianINTP

    To get at the ROOT CAUSE of the PSYCHOPOTHY driving powerful men, read Dr. Barbara Oakley’s groundbreaking book:

    “Evil Genes__

    Why Rome Fell,

    Hitler Rose,

    Enron Failed,

    and My Sister

    Stole My Mother’s


  • Jon Carl Skoglund

    I am a Jew. Many bankers were not, and are not Jews. Psychopaths are Sadists who enjoy deceiving, killing, and committing all other crimes. Psychopaths constitute between 1% and 2% of all populations regardless of religion or ethnicity. Psychopaths are both allies and rivals. They tend to concentrate in organizations which compete for power such as banks, corporations, and governments. Non-Jewish bankers, other corporations, and governments created Germany’s, and Italy’s Fascist governments. Many Muslim organizations, such as the Muslim Brotherhood supported the Nazis to kill Jews. Many Jewish and Non-Jewish bankers created the FED banking system to get the monopoly of counterfeiting U.S. currency. Prescott Bush was one U.S. banker, a non-Jew, who helped to create and fund the Nazis. Jewish Bankers created the Communists governments. The Kune & Lobe bank (owned by Jews) funded Trotsky to overthrow the Czar of Russia. The Warberg family funded Lenin’s Communists to overthrow the Russian Czar. These same bankers funded the Communist Chinese revolution. Thus the bankers, both Jews and non-Jews, create and fund all sides of economies to foment wars from which they profit. One example is the “war on drugs”. Another example is the “war on terror”. War is a racket. Stop the wars. Put the Psychopaths is prison. Impeach Obama. Elect Ron Paul to be President of the U.S.A. If we do not elect Ron Paul, the U.N. troops will imprison us to work in FEMA camps for the benefit of the Psychopaths.

    • Al Smith

      Amen, brother!

  • Al Smith

    “Preface: Not all banks are criminal enterprises.”

    This is a lie. All banks definitely are criminal enterprises. No bank has actually “lent” any actual money since 1933 when in the Emergency Banking “Relief” Act the banksters called the American People “ENEMY COMBATANTS.” Throughout its history, every time the Federal Reserve created a billion dollars out of thin air to “lend” to the government (at interest), the bank’s private owners (non-Jewish Khazarian Zionists, psychotic illumiNazi gangsters) instantly became a billion dollars richer on paper. All so-called bank “loans” are similar frauds, from the national debts to school loans. When the “borrower” signs the bank’s promissory note, the borrower creates the funds for his own “loan” from the unlimited credit of his secret Treasury Direct Account. Then the bank deposits the note as a credit instrument upon which they can lend 900% more and charges him three times face plus chattels his property for nothing more than book keeping entries.

    The banksters hate Us and think of Us as rats. They started all wars with lies to fund, supply, prey on and profit from all involved. In their eternal secret War Against Humanity they relentlessly use every covert weapon at their disposal to dumb down, empoverish, unemploy, disenfranchise, confuse, sicken, alienate, divide, conquer and kill Us off. They’ve accomplished all ten planks of the Communist Manifesto in all the countries of the so-called free world. It’s written on granite on the Georgia Guide Stones that they plan to kill 90% of us and openly enslave Our survivors. They legally but not lawfully own Us and everything of value in the so-called free world or within their matrix of lies. They’re Humanity’s only true enemy and Mankind’s only real threat. Without them, life could be a virtual paradise. And, for every one of them there are tens of thousands of us. What are we waiting for?

  • Letter to the editor

    I would like to ask the american people if there government believes in capitalism or not? Why would USAMRIID infect congress, and not get fired. The american government has ratified and signed many treaties against this type of action, then unilaterally invaded Iraq on the premise of biological weapons. Everyone knows that international communities spent millions sending UN weapons inspectors to Iraq.

    Will any of these banks who supported biological weapons development in America fund the UN weapons inspectors for USAMRIID?

  • mony
  • gozounlimited

    And by the way…..Santa Cruz is still holding the Jet Stream (the one the weather channel can’t acknowledge cause it doesn’t fit the weather mod script). And it has been raining in the Midwest for two weeks, another event being ignored. see here:

    No 116 degree temps, no drought in Cali as the mouseoles planned. The demons can’t penetrate our negative ion shield by chemtrailing the state…..Instead of bleeding down, Santa Cruz has the chemtrails bleeding up…right back into the face of the evil cowboys. HA! HA! HA!

  • gozounlimited

    Whether you are a follower of the Ascension process, 2012, or just worried about the future as our financial and corporate systems collapse around us, this video gives simple but important knowledge to help us through. All is not always as it seems.

    The Time of Awakening – How to Survive the Changes …. see video:

  • Eric B.

    As art that video is not too bad, and it bears watching once or at most twice.

    It quotes Einstein: “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men do nothing.” Einstein may (or may not) have said this, along with thousands of other less well-known people, and it is generally attributed to Edmund Burke (18th C.), but no source in Burke’s writings can be cited. It’s a bogus quote. See Martin Porter’s A study of a Web quotation, where we read:

    Burke will use the words ‘good’ and ‘evil’, but he never reduces politics to the primitive level of describing his side as the good people and his opponents as the forces of evil they have to combat. … And despite appearing to be precise, the exact meaning is not altogether clear. Are the men good in an absolute sense, or are they being described as good because they see the evil? Can they be described as good if they do nothing? Are not other things necessary for evil to triumph? Some degree of public enthusiasm for the evil, for example? … The pseudo-quote is therefore without authenticity or meaning, and is just another of those political slogans which are used not as an assistance to, but as a substitute for real thought. It is not a deep truth, although it is constantly treated as one.

  • gozounlimited

    I think you missed the point ….. The only political image was of Ron Paul …. whom was not included for political reasons, but to show that some people are actually willing to demonstrate that they care about themselves and others. If one lacks a personal concept of good and evil than they are able to objectify …. subjectify whatever they please, for any reason they chose…..simply…….the definition of immorality.