Who Is Lanny Breuer's Ethical Obligation?

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It would seem the government did not fail to prosecute the executives responsible for the mortgage fiasco. “The Justice Department has an ethical obligation not to bring cases unless they have a better than 50% chance to convict. They argued the merits of each case and always came up short of the evidence necessary for a successful conviction. Greed is not a crime.” (Henning, 2015) The Assistant attorney general Lanny Breuer was not confident in his ability to prove criminal intent and therefore has not filed charges. Criminal intent is “the intent to commit a crime: malice, as evidenced by a criminal act; an intent to deprive or defraud the true owner of his property.” (Law Dictionary) Breuer did not believe any criminal activity took
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