In Capital Offenses, Samuel Buell draws on the unique pairing of his expertise as a Duke University law professor and his personal experience leading the investigation into Enron―the biggest white-collar crime case in U.S. history―to present an in-depth examination of business crime today
At the heart of it sits the limited liability corporation, simultaneously the bedrock of American prosperity and the reason that white-collar crime is difficult to prosecute―a brilliant legal innovation that, in its modern form, can seem impossible to regulate or even manage. By shielding employees from legal responsibility, the corporation encourages the risk-taking that drives economic growth. But its special legal status and its ever-expanding scale place daunting barriers in the way of federal and local investigators.
With all the hoopla on Capital Hill, you might think the circus was in town. This is why we turn to Political reporter Niall Stanage from TheHill.com to help us decipher the three rings in D.C. This week Niall talks about Hillary Clinton, the DNC email fallout, and more.