Both Citigroup and JPMorgan have paid billions of dollars to settle fraud charges by regulators.
Both are also under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. In addition, both banks hold life insurance on many of their employees. When an employee dies, the death benefit is paid to the corporation tax free.
The practice is called Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI).
Just four of Wall Street’s largest banks (JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup) hold a total of $68.1 billion in Bank-Owned Life Insurance assets according to their regulatory filings.