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March 7, 2014

DOJ official says groundwork laid for more white-collar crime enforcement

“The head of the Justice Department division in charge of prosecuting white-collar crime—who is stepping down later this month—says she’s leaving behind plenty of big financial cases for her successor to tackle.”

“‘I do think my successor will have a lot to do, and that’s good,’ said Mythili Raman, acting assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, in an exclusive interview with CNBC.”

“Raman announced last month she will leave the Justice Department after 18 years, but says she has not yet decided her future plans.”

“She became acting head of the Criminal Division last year after Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer left for private practice. President Barack Obama has nominated former Enron Task Force Director Leslie Caldwell to be permanent head of the division. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote for Thursday on her confirmation.”

“Raman served as Breuer’s deputy and was at the heart of the department’s decision making following the 2008 financial crisis. Despite criticism the department has not been tough enough on financial fraud, it’s the area she’s proudest of, she said.”


Read full CNBC article here.

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