A sad sad story of our government legitimizing corporate wrong doing, lawbreaking, and general malfeasance. The Justice Department clearly has tried to do the right thing and bring corporate wrong doers to justice, but the article just as clearly shows that NobodyisFlyingthePlane.
Every good effort was later undermined or countermanded by someone. Surprisingly, it wasn’t always deep pocketed corporate lobbying or other underhanded schemes that led to the slaps on wrists. The government just didn’t want the publicity of closing down bad businesses and the associated job losses.
Its a long story of short sighted decisions.
NYTimes: Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis