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Author Eisinger, Jesse, author.

Title The chickenshit club : why the Justice Department fails to prosecute executives / Jesse Eisinger.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  338.7409 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  364.168 EIS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  346 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  364.168 EISINGER    Check Shelf

Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xxi, 377 pages ; 24 cm
Summary From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a blistering account of corporate greed and impunity, and the reckless, often anemic response from the Department of Justice.
"Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The problem goes beyond banks deemed "Too Big to Fail" to almost every large corporation in America-- to pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers and beyond. The Chickenshit Club-- an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs-- explains why. A character-driven narrative, the book tells the story from inside the Department of Justice. The complex and richly reported story spans the last decade and a half of prosecutorial fiascos, corporate lobbying, trial losses, and culture shifts that have stripped the government of the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. Exposing one of the most important scandals of our time, [this book] provides a clear, detailed explanation as to how our Justice Department has come to avoid, bungle, and mismanage the fight to bring these alleged criminals to justice."--Amazon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-357) and index.
Contents "There is no Christmas" -- "That dog don't hunt" -- The silver age -- "Unitedly yours" -- The backlash -- Paul Pelletier's white whale -- KPMG destroys careers -- The hunt for AIG -- No truth and no reconciliation -- The law in the city of results -- Jed Rakoff's radicalization -- "The government failed" -- A tollbooth on the bankster turnpike -- The process is polluted -- Rakoff's fall and rise -- "Fight for it."
Subject Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
United States. Department of Justice.
White collar crimes -- United States.
Prosecution -- United States.
Prosecution -- Decision making.
Commercial crimes.
White collar crimes.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Social aspects.
LAW / Banking.
TRUE CRIME / White Collar Crime.
Added Title Chicken shit club
ISBN 9781501121364
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