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    cougsWSUStarting guard Royce Woolridge and reserve center James Hunter have left the Washington State basketball program, while recruit Jermaine Morgan has been released from his letter of intent. New coach Ernie Kent said Tuesday that Woolridge wants to play his final season of college basketball closer to his family in Arizona.

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JPMorgan Chase Faces $2B Madoff Penalty

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_285e88d914.jpgScott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- JPMorgan Chase is close to making another big payout to federal regulators. This time, the alleged wrongdoing involves what the bank didn’t tell investors after receiving warnings that Bernard Madoff’s money management business was a fraud. The latest settlement would mean the biggest U.S. bank has paid about $20 billion to settle government investigations and lawsuits in the past 12 months.

According to published reports, an announcement is likely this week.  JPMorgan Chase would pay about $2 billion in penalties related to Madoff and most of the money will go to his victims.

The New York Times says the Madoff settlement “would also involve a so-called deferred prosecution agreement, a criminal action that would essentially suspend an indictment as long as JPMorgan acknowledged the facts of the government’s case and changed its behavior.” 

That kind of agreement is very unusual for a big bank.

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