In a 10-page order, the SEC said the Securities Regulation Code was explicit that 'securities should be registered before being offered or sold to the public in order to protect the investing public from worthless securities
, which if unchecked, is likely to cause grave and irreparable damage and injury to the investors and public in general.'
Note that the amended regulations on worthless securities
* After you have filed a claim for a loss from worthless securities
or a bad debt deduction, keep the relevant records for seven years.
JPMorgan Chase said that even though it loaned more than USD70bn to Lehman Brothers on September 18, 2008 after the company had entered into a sale deed with Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC), Lehman Brothers helped Barclays Plc select the securities it wanted to buy back and left behind billions of dollars of worthless securities
for JPMorgan Chase.
Central forced it to buy what it considered to be worthless securities
right before U.S.
All incentive to make loans prudently were swept away when they dropped historically conservative lending practices in order to generate more loans to bundle into worthless securities
which they would sell, thus relieving themselves of risk (or so they thought).
(Of course there is an effect on the ownership of the money supply, in that now the worthless securities
are owned by the taxpayer, and the new money by the bank).
The deduction for worthless securities
must be taken for the tax year in which the securities became completely worthless [IRC section 165(g)].
Last October, the Osaka District Court sentenced three former executives of the Daiwa Toshi Kanzai group to two to three years in prison for defrauding clients through sales of worthless securities
. Two more former executives were convicted last December.
For example, the "Ponzi" scheme, born in the early 1900s, simply used new investments in worthless securities
to pay the returns on old investments--a pyramid destined to collapse.
It also stated that counterfeit, worthless securities
and guarantee instruments were used by the defendants to convince investors that this program was safe.
The investors holding the now worthless securities
accused Andersen of violating provisions in both the Securities Act of 1933 and Illinois's consumer fraud act.