How corporations buy state Attorneys General

October 12, 2011 | By | Reply More

This is the formula for how big money corporations defang state Attorneys General. This story of corruption is presented in a highly detailed well-written piece at Huffpo concerning the firing of two up and coming Assistant Attorneys General who we’re gunning for the bad guys on mortgage fraud cases. Once you connect the dots, you can see that these good-guy Assistants were canned because they were trying to do their jobs well.

Many cite the forced departure of Clarkson and Edwards as a vivid example of how mortgage companies and law firms successfully exploit connections to Florida’s attorney general to soften legal probes, insulating themselves against the consequences of alleged law-breaking.

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Category: Corruption, Politics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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