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How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it.There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke-hold arrest, and death, if you are not among the top 1%. But if you're rich and commit mail, wire, or bank fraud, embezzle pension funds, lie in court, obstruct justice, bribe a public official, launder money, or cheat on your taxes, you're likely to get off scot-free (or even win an election) . When caught and convicted, such as for bribing their kids' way into college, high-class criminals make brief stops in minimum security "Club Fed" camps. Operate the scam from the executive suite of a giant corporation, and you can prosper with impunity.



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Jennifer Taub

Jennifer Taub is the author of "Other People's Houses." Formerly an associate general counsel at Fidelity Investments, she is a leading expert on the Financial Crisis of 2008, and frequent commentator on corporate governance and financial reform matters. Taub is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale College and a professor at Vermont Law School, where she teaches Contracts, Corporations, Securities Regulation, and White Collar Crime. She resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.



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