State and federal authorities decided against indicting HSBC in a money-laundering case over concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize one of the world’s largest banks and ultimately destabilize the global financial system.Now substitute "international child-pornography" for "money-laundering."
How's that work for you?
Much more - and, most significantly, more about the crimes being waved off here - at Marcy Wheeler's. Just one piece of an example:
HSBC had ties to a crime that DOJ currently has someone sitting in prison for, and is still pursuing at the appellate level. Yet not only didn’t DOJ indict HSBC for that crime, but they don’t even think HSBC’s role in it is worth a mention.More here, too. And here. And make sure you see the update at that last one.
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