Billions in damage, but no charges: How U.S. banks pay for protection
The list is long and shameful. The Wachovia Bank helped launder hundreds of millions for Mexican drug cartels. Wells Fargo illegally created nearly two million fake accounts and then charged customers service fees for them. Barclay’s Bank executives manipulated and fixed international interest rates for its own profits. The U.S. operations of Deutsche Bank created over one billion dollars in fake mortgages.