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  •  Lanny Breuer: better *not* to indict corporations (2+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman, The Geogre

    As Marcy Wheeler wrote back in September:

    I’ve become increasingly convinced that DOJ’s head of Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer is the rotting cancer at the heart of a thoroughly discredited DOJ. Which is why I’m not surprised to see this speech he gave at the NYC Bar Association selling the “benefits” of Deferred Prosecution Agreements. (h/t Main Justice) He spends a lot of his speech claiming DPAs result in accountability.
    http://www.emptywheel.net/...

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:54:13 AM PST

    •  White Collar Crime is "different". (1+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard

      Rich People LEARN THEIR LESSONS when their company has to pay a fine and they don't suffer for their criminality.

      Don't they?

      Only after they get their year-end bonuses for increasing corporate profits by any means. Fines for "corporate" criminal behavior? It's just the cost of doing business.

      Lanny Breuer is doing Eric Holder's bidding. Let's not be fooled. Holder (and likely, Breuer as well) wants a Wall Street/Corporate job after he resigns as AG. He's not going to bite the hands that did, and will, feed him.

      And that's the problem with the so-called "revolving door". Public service is corrupted and cheapened by the influence of corporate power on government functioning. Holder and Breuer's behaviors showcase this issue.

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