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David Bagley (left), head of group compliance for HSBC Holdings, and Paul Thurston, chief executive officer of retail banking and wealth management for HSBC, at a hearing on the money laundering allegations. Photo: Bloomberg

Rolling Stone gathers no real proof

How some people can manufacture outrage and get away with it. That's my take on Rolling Stone's treatment of how the US Justice Department mounted another scalp in its trophy case by extorting US$1.9 billion from HSBC.