The graphic on the front page of today’s SMH for this story is wrong: Crime ring link to insider trading:
POLICE and corporate regulators have raided homes and businesses to smash a crime syndicate that launders money through the sharemarket after getting inside tips from leading investment banks.
The crime ring, whose network extends from NSW to Western Australia, uses young people with little means to extract cash from ATMs after successful share trades executed through the Commonwealth Bank’s online broker, Commsec.
But check out the graphic:
Ferals? Are you fucking kidding me? And what’s with the bad guy being clearly “not Australian”?
Now, the language in newsrooms can be pretty colourful – I don’t know of any other office workplace where the boss gets away with telling colleagues they’re fucking idiots – but for this to be on the front page of the Herald is unacceptable.