Jesse Eisinger - The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives

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In the 1970s prosecutors began to go after top corporate executives who had committed crimes, even sending some to jail. Yet by 2008, the CEOs of the top banks and Wall Street firms responsible for the Financial Crisis were left alone. What had changed? Eisinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning senior reporter at ProPublica, finds the answer mainly in the Justice Department, particularly, as his title suggests, with prosecutors too daunted by legal complexities or frightened of failure to do their jobs. He traces this lack of will to a constellation of shifts in both attitudes and power that have made corporate lobbying stronger and weakened government resolve to prosecute big businesses.

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ISBN: 9781501121364
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 11th, 2017

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