The Hall of Shame (Slideshow)

There’s plenty of blame to go around for the current financial crisis. But we think there are a number of people (26 to be precise) who are particularly responsible for getting us into this mess.

Those 26 (all men, incidentally) are the inaugural members of our hall of shame: the most egregious abusers of public, shareholder, and investor trust in the biggest bust since the Great Depression.

Our purely subjective ranking is based on the level of deception and the number of people their misconduct affected. If there’s anyone you think we’ve missed, let us know in the comments. Otherwise, enjoy the schadenfreude!   START SLIDESHOW >

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