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Why It Took Regulators Nearly Two Years To Bring A Case Against Jon Corzine For MF Global

•, Matthew Boesler
 In the process, $1.2 billion of customer funds deposited in brokerage accounts – supposedly "sacrosanct," separated from the firm's own money – vanished.

Today, in what many victims would probably describe as "too little, too late," the CFTC finally brought a (civil) suit against Corzine.

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton was just on CNBC, and anchor Mandy Drury posed a pointed question to him: What took the CFTC so long to notice that there was a misuse of client funds?

After all, it seems like everyone else had that figured out a year and a half ago.

Chilton's answer
Well, one of our charges, one of the counts we have here, is we allege that they falsely reported, Mandy. I mean, we're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars in false reporting

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