Wai wai wait. Instead of jail, how about....
"NEW YORK (AFP) - JPMorgan Chase has offered to pay about $3 billion to settle an array of pending Justice Department probes, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing a person familiar with the discussions.
The Justice Department argued JPMorgan would need to pay billions above the $3 billion offer to settle the cases, according to the person.
The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said that JPMorgan, the biggest US bank by assets, and the Justice Department had expanded the settlement talks to include an array of cases.
It said it was unclear which of the more than half a dozen open Justice Department investigations into JPMorgan's conduct would be resolved by such an agreement."
So, next time you, private citizen, rip off mortgage holders, laundry money for drug cartels, manipulate the aluminum market, rig the interest rate market, etc etc etc, and the law comes after you - why, you, private citizen, can just offer to pay about a weeks worth of income and ask that they all just go away.
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