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from activistpost.com – The recently published book The Chicken Shit Club by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, documents a massive account of corporate greed and impunity. The book alleges that the DOJ has a culture of a revolving door where Wall Street personnel become federal agents, even prosecutors, who then betray the public’s trust and their sworn duty, failing to arrest people involved in massive financial schemes.
Exposing one of the most important scandals of our time, The Chickenshit Club provides a clear, detailed explanation as to how our Justice Department has come to avoid, bungle, and mismanage the fight to bring these alleged criminals to justice.
The switching of sides is against the law, but you wouldn’t know it was because it’s so commonly done and everyone knows it.
It’s known as the revolving door act, and since its enactment in 1962, it’s been illegal under 18 U.S.C. § 207 for former government employees to influence an investigation into a “particular matter” they “participated in, personally and substantially while an employee” under the court of law.
Section 207(a)(1) permanently bans former government employees from “knowingly making, with the intent to influence, any communication to or appearance before any officer or employee of any department, agency, court, or court-martial” on behalf of any person in connection with a “particular matter” in which A) “the United States is a party or has a direct and substantial interest, B) the former employee participated personally and substantially while an employee, and C) that involved a specific party or parties at the time of such participation.”
By Aaron Kesel The recently published book The Chicken Shit Club by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, documents a massive account of corporate greed and…