JP Morgan: $7 Billion in Fines, $16 Billion in Legal Costs

This morning, the NY Times had an article titled: JPMorgan Reveals It Faces Criminal and Civil Inquiries. The timing was funny, because we had been discussing this up in Maine over the weekend.

The dollar figures for the fines just since 2011 are pretty astounding:

$56 million (April 2011)
$153.6 million (June 2011)
$229 Million (July 2011)
$88.3 Million (August 2011)
$5.29 Billion (February 2012)
$110 million (February 2012)
$150 million (March 2012)
$296.9 million (November 2012)
X% of $8.5 billion (January 2013)
$100 million (March 2013)
$410 million FERC settlement (August 2013)

Source: Daily Beast

Assuming that the unknown amount is modest, the total fines over the past 2 years are still over $7 billion dollars in fines, just over the past two years. (And that’s before we add in the $8 billion in London Whale losses).

That’s just what was settled.

Joshua Rosner, who published a long missive here on JPM (March 2013), estimated that JPM’s legal & litigation expenses since 2009 have totaled $16 billion.

According to this March 2013 NYT article, there are “at least eight federal agencies are investigating the bank, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Federal prosecutors and the F.B.I. in New York are also examining potential wrongdoing at JPMorgan.

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The data says otherwise . . .

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