I'm Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, and I started a petition to the Department of Justice, which says:
When Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges last May, many called it the end of "too big to jail" for Big Banks. But guess what: No bank executives actually went to jail.
Instead, they paid a fine—$2.6 billion—to settle the charges.
That may sound like a lot to you and me, but to a major financial institution, that's a cost of doing business. And it's just one in a series of settlements by Big Banks after wrongdoing when none of the executives went to jail.
That isn't justice. It's time we demand equal enforcement of the law. Click here to add your name.
If we want Big Banks to respect the law, they should be held accountable when they break it.
We're calling on the Department of Justice to end the "too big to jail" scheme the Big Banks enjoy today.
After all, just because you're the banker doesn't mean you should get out of jail free.
Add your name and help us stand up to Big Bank abuses!
–Senator Jeff Merkley
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