June 29, 2017
The Financial Times reviewed Jesse Eisinger's new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives:
Eisinger, who borrows for his title Comey’s moderately profane appellation, details an unmistakable decline in the justice department’s willingness and ability to prosecute corporate crime. For the four years 2012-2015, white-collar cases made up just 10 per cent of the DoJ’s caseload — roughly one-half the share two decades earlier. “The justice system is broken,” Eisinger concludes, adding that the DoJ in recent years “became fearful of losing and lost sight of its fundamental mission to make this country a just place”.