Attorney General Eric Holder, appointed in the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency, is beginning to have his legacy evaluated and it is not looking good. A creature of Wall Street who helped represent some of the culprits of the mortgage crisis in private practice, Holder never made an honest or substantive efforts to go after his former clients who helped crash the economy in 2008.
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 1, 2014 2:25 pm|
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 20, 2014 12:10 pm|
It has finally happened, a Wall Street firm has pleaded guilty to a felony. Credit Suisse, to address criminal activity that occurred for decades, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to aid tax evasion. The firm will also pay a fine of $2.6 billion and have an independent monitor for two years.
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm|
Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.
|By: DSWright Monday April 14, 2014 12:05 pm|
A story by The American Lawyer seems to provide serious evidence that the SEC essentially planned to ensure that Wall Street firms would never be held fully accountable for their crimes. That there was collusion between the banksters and the SEC that CDO prosecutions would be limited in number and impact.
|By: DSWright Friday June 14, 2013 8:55 am|
Freedom isn’t free. The National Security Agency along with the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies of the U.S. government has been swapping information with private companies. In exchange for private companies giving the intelligence agencies information on their users, the private companies receive access to classified intelligence.
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 21, 2013 12:10 pm|
Members of one of Occupy Wall Street’s offshoots, Occupy Our Homes, were arrested Monday and Tuesday demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice in Washington.
|By: DSWright Friday March 8, 2013 8:48 am|
In the same hearing where he publicly endorsed the Aaron Swartz prosecution, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that the reason he has not done his job the last five or so years is because he can’t.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 17, 2011 2:30 pm|
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is pushing the state attorneys general to quickly as possible “bring to bed” their investigations of the wide-scale systematic violations of law by the nation’s largest financial institutions–it is a great reminder that, in America, there is a very important theft-to-punishment inflection point for the super rich and powerful.