The government needs better repo men

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The U.S. government imposes huge fines against financial criminals, but rarely collects the full amount.

Notice the chart on the right, which is in fractions of a percentage point.  That’s right.  The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has never collected as much as 1 percent of the finds it has imposed in any year.

Big money is easy to hide and hard to collect.  So why not prosecute and see if financial crooks can be sent to jail?

Source: Financial Criminals Have Been Fined Billions, But They Rarely Pay by Joe Pinsker for The Atlantic

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