"Jennifer Myers, I'm from the DEA. You've been indicted by the Eastern District of Michigan." I froze, barely breathing. Fear swept through my body. At his words everything began to fade away -- my life, my dreams, my future.
The banks engaged in a years' long pattern of what can only be described as fraudulent if not criminal conduct that would put anyone else in prison for years if not decades, yet banks get to buy off the cops with some money to help just a few of the victims they created.
As the successful prosecutions of Savings and Loan executives in the early 1990s proves, the federal government has the tools to prosecute those responsible for our economic mess. It simply lacks the inclination or courage to do so.