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  •  Dennis Kelleher, former Skadden Arps Partner (1+ / 0-)
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    Kelleher told Corporate Crime Reporter that “nothing is more corrosive to the American people’s trust in government than the revolving door where too many officials turn their so-called public service into multi-million dollar riches unimaginable to most Americans.”

    “This blatant cashing-in is destroying faith in government and government officials,” Kelleher said.

    “Lanny Breuer’s spinning through it is only the latest example: partner at big DC law firm representing corporate clients before the Department, then becomes a senior official at the Department making decisions whether or not to prosecute those same or similar corporate clients, then leaves to go back to private practice representing those same or similar corporate clients with legal issues before, bingo, the Department of Justice,” Kelleher said.

    “Isn’t much of his new multi-million dollar pay package due to the high level connections, high profile and intimate knowledge of the Department of Justice he gained while doing his ‘public service’ at the Department?” Kelleher asked.

    “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

    by Dburn on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 01:10:18 PM PDT

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