“No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, U.S. Constitution
Hamilton Securities Litigation
The US Government shut down Hamilton Securities after it developed software for citizens to access and analyze federal spending and mortgage and real estate activity by county and neighborhood, seized and stole the software and never produced any evidence of wrongdoing in ten years of litigation. They also created a precedent for asserting common law rights of offsets against a theoretical opportunity cost to seize assets … see http://www.dillonreadandco.com/gideon/
JP Morgan is the lead bank for the NY Fed as depository for the US government. JP Morgan was the only bank for Madoff’s investment business as $60 billion disappeared through the ponzi scheme. These were private funds, not taxpayer funds. However, it serves as an excellent case study on the enormous sums that appear to go missing – in violation of banking laws – through the top NY Fed banks.