(December 8, 2010) Alan Greenspan, William Black, James Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof, Chris Whalen and many other economists and financial experts all say that the economy cannot truly recover unless those who committed fraud are prosecuted.
So we should ecstatic that the Justice system is finally prosecuting fraud, right?
As the Washington Post notes:
At a news conference headlined by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, authorities unveiled "Operation Broken Trust," a collection of unrelated criminal and civil cases involving Ponzi schemes, foreign currency frauds, investment scams and other market cons.
The announcement drew attention to President Obama's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, a group of agencies working to hold accountable people and companies accused of financial wrongdoing during difficult economic times. The task force has struggled to pursue high-profile prosecutions connected to the financial crisis of 2007-09.
Authorities said the operation involved 343 defendants facing criminal charges and 189 facing civil charges, though some will be counted in both categories.