"Conversations took place between Justice and Treasury officials about whether it was appropriate to proceed criminally against particular banks. Under the department’s guidelines, prosecutors are supposed to consider “collateral consequences.” Again, I consider that to be a false issue, as the focus of the investigations should have been on individual executives, not institutions.
But the fact that the Justice Department has failed to even try to adequately hold individual Wall Street bank executives accountable has deeply eroded trust in equal justice under the law."
Former U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman