Too big to jail draft please do not reproduce or transmit without permission of author 5 corporate fraud task force now called the financial fraud enforcement task force12 figure 1 shows total fines for the approximately 3500 companies convicted from 1994 to 2009. Too big to jail takes readers into a complex compromised world of backroom deals for an unprecedented look at what happens when criminal charges are brought against a major company in the united states. A new book too big to jail how prosecutors compromise with corporations explores the failure to hold corporations accountable for criminal acts in contrast to the harsh treatment for many poor and minority citizens who commit crimes. How prosecutors compromise with corporations brandon l garrett add to cart but a very different standard of justice applies to corporations too big to jail takes readers into a the government that bailed out corporations considered too economically important to fail also negotiates settlements permitting giant firms to avoid the . Too big to jail is a cogent exhaustively researched plea for saner and more equitable legal oversight garrett ends by noting that corporate crimes can overwhelm the limited resources of the justice system but also that corporate prosecutions are themselves too big to fail
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