Lanny Breuer, Justice Department Criminal Division Chief, is Stepping Down After FRONTLINE Untouchables Report

Lanny Breuer

Lanny Breuer, Justice Department Criminal Division Chief, is Stepping Down After FRONTLINE Untouchables Report

Lanny A. Breuer is leaving the Justice Department after leading the agency’s efforts to clamp down on public corruption and financial fraud at the nation’s largest banks, according to several people familiar with the matter.

As one of the longest-serving heads of the criminal division, Breuer has had a tenure filled with controversy and high-profile prosecutions. He was admonished for his role in the agency’s botched attempt to infiltrate weapons-smuggling rings in the operation dubbed “Fast and Furious.” And he has been accused of being soft on Wall Street for failing to throw senior bank executives behind bars for their role in the financial crisis.

Yet Breuer is widely credited with aggressively going after white-collar crime in the aftermath of the crisis. He also stepped up the division’s involvement in money-laundering cases, launching a series of criminal investigations that have resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements.

It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave his post, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

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5 Responses to “Lanny Breuer, Justice Department Criminal Division Chief, is Stepping Down After FRONTLINE Untouchables Report”
  1. Bobbi Swann says:

    They are going to work for the banks. Isn’t that what all of them do when they leave an office that OVERSEES the banking industry??? It’s the same at the state level. I mean we have judges leaving the chair and going to work for the same attorneys that represented the banks as plaintiffs in foreclosure cases. But I want to ask YODE, just who is the ‘foreign enemy’?

  2. Sarah says:

    Does Covington Burling lubricate the revolving door between itself and the Treasury/Justice Departments? Holder needs to resign next. This epic fail is his.

  3. Yode says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmm…… Someone please remind me…. What’s that term we use to describe when one “gives aid and comfort to a foreign enemy”? If/When the people gain control of their government/courts again…Many of the impostors will be facing charges under Article III, section 3 of the Constitution of the united States. BTW… It only takes 2 people providing testimony to bring a conviction…. That or an open confession (yeah, right….like that will happen). So, where do you suppose all these rats jumping ship will be off to?

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