Monday, September 14, 2015

Have You Seen The Little Piggies

No One Was Surprised

 "Now The DOJ Admits They Got It Wrong"; Bill Black, September 10, 2015
As posted in The Big Picture, 9/13/15
By issuing its new memorandum the Justice Department is tacitly admitting that its experiment in refusing to prosecute the senior bankers that led the fraud epidemics that caused our economic crisis failed. The result was the death of accountability, of justice, and of deterrence. The result was a wave of recidivism in which elite bankers continued to defraud the public after promising to cease their crimes...

It is now seven years after Lehman’s senior officers’ frauds destroyed it and triggered the financial crisis. The Bush and Obama administrations have not convicted a single senior bank officer for leading the fraud epidemics that triggered the crisis. The Department’s announced restoration of the rule of law for elite white-collar criminals, even if it becomes real, will come too late to prosecute the senior bankers for leading the fraud epidemics. The Justice Department has, effectively, let the statute of limitations run and allowed the most destructive white-collar criminal bankers in history to become wealthy through fraud with absolute impunity. This will go down as the Justice Department’s greatest strategic failure against elite white-collar crime.

The Obama administration and the Department have failed to take the most basic steps essential to prosecute elite bankers. They have not restored the “criminal referral coordinators” at the banking regulatory agencies and they have virtually ignored the whistleblowers who gave them cases against the top bankers on a platinum platter. The Department has not even trained its attorneys and the FBI to understand, detect, investigate, and prosecute the “accounting control frauds” that caused the financial crisis...
A commenter at The Big Picture noted:
The Obama administration are just corporatists with a liberal social agenda, but ... with a regulatory agenda indistinguishable from Bush. Don’t listen to (R)’s that call him a Socialist. He’s not. Rahm Emanuel is the prototype.
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1 comment:

  1. thanks for noting this

    in other news, i'm now singing in the church choir - it's fun


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