When I started this blog there were no consent judgments. Michael Lewis, Matt Taibbi, Jennifer Taub, Ellen Brown, Bill Black, George Gordon, Richard Bowen, Dylan Ratigan, Joe Nocera, Elizabeth Warren... we just smelled something funny going on. I was a still small voice. Then the consent judgments started rolling in...one by one. They all start out with ‘After years of investigation, examination of thousands of documents and hearing thousands of hours of testimony from thousands of people, and in order to resolve complex facts and issues, we are appearing here today to [give the state a lot of money] and [not go to jail]...I only have standing with one miscreant, PHH, so I have limited this site to my own experience with one raggedy outlaw outfit. People keep asking me ‘What about ???’ I really don’t have any personal experience; I’m not an attorney; I can only appear on my own behalf.
As an individual, I suppose one should check first with his local Department of Justice and see if his case is already resolved with ??? and he has a check waiting. Your local FBI office is open 24-7, just ask for ‘White Collar Crime.’ If your case is not resolved to your satisfaction, one could then request those thousands of documents and thousands of hours of depositions to see if the US Attorney has already turned over your rock. Ask for electronic files and save yourself the ten cents per page charge. Bring a big [USB] stick. If you can [cut and paste] or do [global search and replace] a lot of your work may already be done. Share this information with your jury.