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Why Executives Don’t Go to Prison Anymore

A new book on the U.S. justice system looks at the legal aftermath of the financial crisis, and why it’s easier than ever to get away with corporate crime.

THE “CHICKENSHIT CLUB” is the name former FBI director James Comey, back when he was a U.S. Attorney, bestowed on prosecutors who had never lost in court. The epithet implied that such lawyers lacked the tenacity and courage to roll the dice on tough cases and stick

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