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CHICAGO—JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s precious-metals merchants persistently manipulated the gold and silver market over a interval of seven years and lied about their conduct to regulators who investigated them, federal prosecutors stated Friday.
The financial institution constructed a formidable franchise buying and selling treasured metals, however a few of it was primarily based on deception, prosecutors stated on the start of a trial of two former merchants and a co-worker who handled vital hedge-fund shoppers. They stated the merchants engaged in a price-rigging technique referred to as spoofing, which concerned sending giant, misleading orders that fooled different merchants concerning the state of provide and demand. The orders have been usually canceled earlier than others might commerce with them.