Senator Elizabeth Warren is a lone voice crying in the wilderness asking why no full-scale investigations or criminal prosecutions have been brought against the banks. Instead, Goldman Sachs and their ilk pay a fine, do not admit wrongdoing and continue their corrupt business practices.
Sen Warren demands to know why criminal bankers aren't being locked upRead the rest of the letter here
By Stephen C. Webster - The Raw Story
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In her letter sent Tuesday, she went on to add:
…I believe very strongly that if a regulator reveals itself to be unwilling to take large financial institutions all the way to trial — either because it is too timid or because it lacks resources — the regulator has a lot less leverage in settlement negotiations and will be forced to settle on terms that are much more favorable to the wrongdoer.The consequence can be insufficient compensation to those who are harmed by illegal activity and inadequate deterrence of future violations. If large financial institutions can break the law and accumulate millions in profits and, if they get caught, settle by paying out of those profits, they do not have much incentive to follow the law.
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