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German Politician Sees A Lot Of Similarities Between Rotting Fish And Deutsche Bank Management

Deutsche Bank co-CEO Jürgen Fitschen, already the subject of a German tax-fraud probe, has come under further pressure after political leaders accused him of trying to influence the investigation by calling a senior German politician to protest a police raid on the bank’s headquarters last week. On Thursday, a day after the surprise search, Mr. Fitschen contacted Volker Bouffier, governor of the state of Hesse, where Deutsche Bank is based, to complain about the action. Mr. Bouffier declined to intervene, according to his spokesman. The state government has ultimate authority over the prosecutor’s office…The Deutsche Bank CEO faced criticism from senior German lawmakers on Monday who accused him of trying to undermine the judicial process. The call has left the impression that Deutsche Bank thinks it is “above the law,” said Michael Meister, a senior official in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party. “The prosecutor’s investigation must be supported,” he said. “Deutsche Bank has to send a clear signal.” Other political leaders were less polite. “A fish rots from the head down. That also applies to Deutsche Bank’s boardroom,” the Handelsblatt newspaper quoted Green party co-chief Jürgen Trittin as saying. [WSJ]

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  1. guest says:

    Suh vere iz zee guld? Ve hav vays uhf making zu talk……….

  2. Yeah... says:

    I have something with a lot of similarities to Deutsche Bank too.

    -L. Tilton

  3. FKApmco says:

    Bess; pls show this to the DB ad sales dept.
    I googled "a fish rots…" and ended up on Phrase Finder which explained the etymology and even had a pic of a rotting fish. The page also had an ad for curing vaginal odor. That's just genius ad placement.

  4. NakedShort says:

    I wonder if they like fish sticks

  5. Guest says:

    Jürgen off

  6. Guest says:

    "A fish rots from the head down"

    Duh. It's because a fish can't rot from the feet up.

    -UBS marine (not the fighting kind) analyst

  7. Walter Sobchak says:

    They're Nihilists, Donny, they're harmless-
    — the guy who played the character on Rosanne

  8. Puck It says:

    Rotting fish? Tell me more.

    —Your dog

  9. Fish Guy says:

    Mmm. Fish.