Wow, a judge concerned about justice. What a good idea.
The last time we checked in on this subject, HSBC admitted to a decade of money-laundering to drug cartels and state sponsors of terrorism. Despite this, the Department of Justice had seen fit to let them off with a slap on the wrist because they were too big to jail. They also let all the executives off for unspecified reasons (we suspect that HSBC hiring a senior DoJ official had something to do with it).
We hope for the best.
Hat tip to Marni for letting us know.