Monday, July 10, 2017

Paragraph 2 of "The ChickenShit Club" (New York Times book review) as the wheel of fortune

Moving clockwise from the top

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America’s Top Prosecutors Used to Go After Top Executives. What Changed?  (The New York Times Book Review, (7/5/2017)
Blankfein hired Reid Weingarten, a famous white-collar defense attorney who had once said of his work, “I feel like I’m in the French Revolution, defending the nobility against the howling mob.” Weingarten was a friend of Attorney General Eric Holder; his children went to Georgetown Day School with the children of Lanny Breuer, head of the criminal division of the D.O.J. Breuer, who had spent much of the previous decade at the elite Washington law firm Covington & Burling, assigned the case to Dan Suleiman, a former Covington associate. Weingarten pestered Breuer, saying, “Close this …case, will ya?” In 2012, the Justice Department announced that it would take no further action against Goldman or Blankfein. That’s how the game is played. (A year later, Breuer and Suleiman both returned to Covington.)

Related reading:
Meet Lloyd Blankfein's Lawyer:  Reid Weingarten.  (Wall Street Journal, 4/22/2011)

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