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James A. Kidney

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Earlier this month, attorney James ...
theaussiedigger.com, 18 April 2014 [cached]
Earlier this month, attorney James Kidney, who was retiring from the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a widely reported speech at his retirement party. He said that his bosses were too, quote, "tentative and fearful" to hold Wall Street accountable for the 2008 economic meltdown. Kidney, who joined the SEC in 1986, had tried and failed to bring charges against more executives in the agency's 2010 case against Goldman Sachs. He said the SEC has become, quote, "an agency that polices the broken windows on the street level and rarely goes to the penthouse floors. ... Tough enforcement, risky enforcement, is subject to extensive negotiation and weakening," he said.
Recently a SEC prosecuting ...
english.pravda.ru, 17 April 2014 [cached]
Recently a SEC prosecuting attorney, James Kidney, retired. Upon his retirement, he proclaimed that his cases against the criminal big banks have been suppressed by SEC higher ups who have their eyes fixed on big jobs with the banks they are protecting while in government service.
- Bloomberg News reports on a ...
www.cjr.org, 9 April 2014 [cached]
- Bloomberg News reports on a retirement speech given by SEC trial attorney James Kidney that just scorches the agency on his way out:
The SEC has become "an agency that polices the broken windows on the street level and rarely goes to the penthouse floors," Kidney said, according to a copy of his remarks obtained by Bloomberg News. "On the rare occasions when enforcement does go to the penthouse, good manners are paramount. Tough enforcement, risky enforcement, is subject to extensive negotiation and weakening"...
Kidney said his superiors were more focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service than on bringing difficult cases. The agency's penalties, Kidney said, have become "at most a tollbooth on the bankster turnpike"...
"I have had bosses, and bosses of my bosses, whose names we all know, who made little secret that they were here to punch their ticket," Kidney said. "They mouthed serious regard for the mission of the commission, but their actions were tentative and fearful in many instances."
Kidney had some words about the press too, which you can read here:
AMY GOODMAN: Earlier this month, attorney ...
www.alternet.org, 15 April 2014 [cached]
AMY GOODMAN: Earlier this month, attorney James Kidney, who was retiring from the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a widely reported speech at his retirement party.
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Kidney, who joined the SEC in 1986, had tried and failed to bring charges against more executives in the agency's 2010 case against Goldman Sachs. He said the SEC has become, quote, "an agency that polices the broken windows on the street level and rarely goes to the penthouse floors. ... Tough enforcement, risky enforcement, is subject to extensive negotiation and weakening," he said.
At his retirement party on ...
english.pravda.ru, 14 April 2014 [cached]
At his retirement party on March 27, Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutor James Kidney stated that his prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and other "banks too big to fail" were blocked by superiors who "were focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service. The SEC's top brass, Kidney said, did not "believe in afflicting the comfortable and powerful. In his report on Kidney's retirement speech, Eric Zuesse points out thatthe Obama regime released false statistics in order to claim prosecutions that did not take place in order to convince a gullible public that Wall Street crooks were being punished. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/09/65578/
Democracy and freedom require an independent and aggressive media, an independent and aggressive judiciary, and an independent and aggressive Congress. he United States has none of the above.
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