Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder – known for his opposition to prosecuting bankers for their prominent roles in the mortgage crisis – is finally giving lip service to the notion of personal responsibility. He’s given his AGs only 90 days to determine whether to charge individuals whose firms sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors.
Holder has been resistant to the point of indifferent to protecting consumers, who have suffered deeply from predatory banking practices. I’m not holding my breath. My bet is that as soon as he leaves office, he goes to work either for a mega-bank or a law firm that represents banks.
California has yet to indict any bankers, whether it is from the U.S. Attorneys’ offices or the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Read the full article in DSNews.