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Dan Petegorsky

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Eric Holder, "Too Big to Jail," and the Ghost of Arthur Andersen

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 4:58 PM

There's a dangerous bit of revisionist history being promulgated lately by those looking to let Eric Holder and the Obama Administration off the hook for failing to bring a single criminal charge against any major Wall Street bank for having crashed the economy. (Never mind that they have also failed...

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Hatching Vultures

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 10:37 AM

There are reasons to be hopeful about recent gains in the housing market as well as reasons to be skeptical about the longer term prognosis. Then there are the reasons to be downright alarmed.

Alarmed because, just as Wall Street crooks and speculators pumped...

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Senators Demand Answers About 'Untouchable' Wall Street Criminals

(22) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 6:10 PM

Before he resigned last week in the wake of a damning Frontline documentary, Lanny Breuer, the head of DOJ's criminal division, was confronted with a persistent question: despite the much heralded formation of a "Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Working Group" a year ago, and...

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Mitt Romney, Wall Street Money and the Housing Crisis: For the Captors, Not the Rescuers

(11) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 12:20 PM

So let me get this straight: Romney's biggest backers are the very folks who sent the economy off the rails, threw millions out of work and out of their homes while enriching themselves, then gorged themselves on federal bailout funds, which they used to continue paying themselves ginormous bonuses --...

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Better Know a Bundler, Part 2: Romney's Personal Predatory Lender

(8) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 5:49 PM

When you and I think about the "stars and stripes" we think of the American flag. The Romney campaign, though, thinks bundlers. Big bundlers.

In May the Center for Public Integrity described the kinds of perks Romney's biggest bundlers receive at Republican Party gatherings: "special access to debates...

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Running for President? Better Know a Big Bank Bundler (or Several Hundred)

(21) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 1:23 PM

As Republicans gather in Tampa this week, they've got a bit of a problem: figuring out how to wine, dine, and celebrate their sugar daddies in style without ripping back the veil of secrecy they've drawn over their super-wealthy backers.

Pulling off such a stunt will be especially difficult...

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