2012-12-19 — ritholtz.com
``Congress is almost entirely bought and paid for.
But even so, Democratic Senator Merkley just wrote a letter slamming the Department of Justice:
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer highlighted just how brazen the violations were, with traffickers depositing "hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, in a single day, into a single account, using boxes designed to fit the precise dimensions of the teller window." Sanctions violations were equally deliberate, with the bank intentionally stripping information from transactions to avoid detection. Yet despite these clear and blatant violations, the Department of Justice refused to bring criminal charges against the bank, relevant employees, or senior management.''
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