SEC accuses Goldman Sachs of civil fraud | NevadaAppeal.com

SEC accuses Goldman Sachs of civil fraud

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is accusing Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs & Co. of defrauding investors in its disclosures about securities it sold tied to subprime mortgage securities as the housing market was faltering.

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday civil fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and one of its vice presidents. The agency alleges that the company marketed complex subprime mortgage securities and failed to disclose to investors that a major hedge fund had bet against the securities.

Goldman Sachs shares fell 7.4 percent.




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