A copy of the silver market manipulation lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and HSBC Bank has been posted at GATA's Internet site here:
GATA board member Adrian Douglas, who helped publicize London silver trader Andrew Maguire's disregarded silver market manipulation complaint to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said of the lawsuit:
"The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee has worked tirelessly for more than 10 years to expose the suppression of gold and silver prices. The filing of this lawsuit is a milestone in stopping the fraud that has been occurring in these markets and punishing the bullion banks responsible. The suppression of the monetary metals has facilitated an overvalued dollar and mispriced debt that in turn have caused the massive imbalances at the root of the worldwide financial crisis. This fraud has hurt everyone except those on the inside who have profited at the expense of the public. I applaud the integrity of Andrew Maguire, whose whistleblower testimony has made this lawsuit possible, and the dedication of CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, who has had the courage to fight systemic corruption."