Thu, 17 August 2017
The pattern is all too clear. The Federal Department of Justice files criminal charges against some of the biggest brand name financial institutions on Wall Street, and winds up settling for money taken from innocent shareholders, while letting the people who dreamed up or passed along the scams that helped crash the economy go unpunished. Pulitzer Prize winner Jesse Eisinger’s new book The Chickenshit Club shows – this injustice is no accident. The toughest time for white collar criminals was when George W Bush was President…under Barack Obama prosecution became negotiation and bosses and their companies got more protection than citizens.