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Should Wall Street executives be criminally charged for their roles in the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis?

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Wall Street Accountability Poll Results

Yes

1,210,686 votes

77%

No

364,932 votes

23%

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2 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

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Since the 2008 financial crisis, no Wall Street Executives have paid fines or gone to jail for their roles in selling fraudulent mortgage backed securities to investors. Instead of criminal charges, the six largest U.S. banks have paid over $70 Billion in fines to the U.S. Government. As part of the settlements, none will have to admit to any wrongdoing. Opponents argue that these fines are enough and jailing top Wall Street Executives will de-stabilize our financial system. Proponents argue that the fraud committed by the banks are criminal and the individual executives who orchestrated them should be fined and jailed.  See recent Wall Street news

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