Not doing so, they warned, could reinforce ‘the notion that the wealthy and powerful have purchased a higher class of justice for themselves’
In a blistering letter sent Wednesday, 14 U.S. senators demand the Department of Justice (DOJ) “thoroughly investigate the culpability of senior executives” at Wells Fargo as part of its probe into the financial giant’s recent fake-accounts scandal.
Not to do so, they warn, could reinforce “the notion that the wealthy and powerful have purchased a higher class of justice for themselves.”
The missive from senators including Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.) to Attorney General Loretta Lynch cites a 2015 memo in which the DOJ vowed to finally crack down on corporate criminals. Continue reading