Cashing In At $4 Million: Lanny Breuer Goes Home After A Job Badly Done

Abby Zimet

After inexplicably failing to bring any prosecutions of Wall Street executives who crashed the economy in his alleged job heading the criminal division at the Justice Department, Lanny Breuer is returning to his old firm Covington & Burling, where he will defend the same large corporations he worked so hard to protect at the DOJ. He will reportedly make $4 million in his first year in a vice-chairmanship created especially for him at the huge corporate firm, which, now that he's effortlessly glided through the ever-lucrative public-to- private-sector revolving door, he hopes to help "move forward in dynamic and important ways."

"Nothing is more corrosive to the American people’s trust in government than the revolving door where too many officials turn their so-called public service into multi-million dollar riches unimaginable to most Americans ...This blatant cashing-in is destroying faith in government and government officials.” - Dennis Kelleher of the public interest group Better Markets.


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