Why Executives Don’t Go to Prison Anymore

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Media Outlet: Fortune

Fortune reviewed Jesse Eisinger's new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives:

The Chickenshit Club is not exactly beach reading. But it is smart, deeply sourced, and full of insider tidbits about legal stars like Comey, judge Jed Rakoff, and former SEC chair Mary Jo White. If copies of the book start to appear in the Justice Department and on law school syllabi, Eisinger could spark important debate about why—at a time when so many people struggle to obtain basic procedural rights in the criminal justice system—white-collar defendants manage to consistently evade its grasp.

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Jesse Eisinger was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, and is the author of The Chickenshit Club—an inside reference to prosecutors who were too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs. He is a senior reporter at ProPublica and writes a regular column for the New York Times’ Dealbook section.