CFTC makes $463 MILLION in 5 mos in fines while VICTIMS only get partial restitution.

The CFTC is a private agency that acts as industry regulators. They file actions against violators and collect money for the following 5 purposes-

  • restitution
  • loan payoff
  • civil penalties
  • fines
  • sanctions

Restitution and loan payoffs get paid out

The penalties, fines, and sanctions are kept by them.  I added up how much of this category of money they collected from Jan , 2013 to May 31, 2013 – a total of 5 months.

TOTAL MONEY COLLECTED FOR FINES  $462,907,959.00

THAT’S JUST SHY OF $463 MILLION in 5 months!  (can you imagine their pay checks!)

463 million that means they gross over 1 BILLION a year. Operating costs can’t justify this level of GREED.

At the same time- victims are getting shorted in restitution. The shortage is being taken by the CFTC. They often pay themselves equal to the victims-

This isn’t like collecting insurance money from an accident! Its acceptable for the lawyers to keep half because the money is being paid for suffering- it’s not a repayment of money lost. The CFTC is acting like its ok to short people of money that was stolen from them! This isn’t ok.

PROOF:  

Over and over cases read like this:

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  • funds involving at least $22.5 million.
  • pay restitution of $11,437,573 to defrauded customers.
  • civil monetary penalty of over $11.4 million

Customers lost 22.5 million but get back only half!  WHY? Because the CFTC TOOK THE OTHER 11.4 million for themselves! This is just wrong!!!

(http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr6590-13)

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  • accepted more than $4.7 million from retail public customers
  • restitution of approximately $3.2 million to defrauded customers
  • a $1.5 million civil monetary penalty.

So why do the victims get shorted by 1.5 million ? Why does the CFTC get to take the 1.5 million that would have paid them back in full?  This is unjust!

(http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr6653-13)

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  • solicited more than $1.3 million
  • pay $1,146,000 in restitution to their defrauded customers
  • and a $1,337,000 civil monetary penalty

That means customers were shorted by 154k while the CFTC kept 1.3 million. How is this acceptable? case link  (http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr6690-13)

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