Matt Taibbi – Another Batch Of Wall Street Villains Freed On Technicality – 9 December 2013

154px-Matt_TaibbiI love covering trials, which is one reason I’ve been a little sad since switching over to the Wall Street beat: Few of the bad guys in this world ever even get interviewed by the authorities, much less indicted, so trials are comically rare.

But we did have one last year, a big one, and though it was boring and jargon-laden enough on the surface that at least one juror fought sleep in its opening days, I thought it was fascinating. In a story about the Justice Department’s Spring 2012 prosecution of a wide-raging municipal bond bid-rigging case, I called it the “first trial of the modern American mafia”:  ……

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