The trial of Abacus Federal Savings Bank is finally over, and the verdict is "not guilty" on all counts. This outcome should be a tremendous relief to advocates of Wall Street accountability, and the fact that the case got as far as it did should be an extraordinary embarrassment to District Attorney Cyrus Vance and his office.
Leslie Crocker Snyder is running to be the first woman to be Manhattan District Attorney. Snyder has prosecuted mafia members and drug lords and gang members. She created the first sex crimes unit in the United States, writing the Rape/Shield law that, to this day, saves rape victims from malicious and overly-broad cross-examination.