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Petitioning New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Indict Wall Street criminals

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President Obama announced in his State of the Union speech the creation of a new task force to investigate and hold banks accountable for causing the foreclosure crisis and resulting financial meltdown.

The task force will have five co-chairs, one of whom is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a progressive hero who has worked tirelessly to hold the Wall Street Banks accountable for their crimes.

Given the White House's abysmal record on holding Wall Street accountable, AG Schneiderman faces a difficult, but crucial task.

Wall Street and many of the politicians in Washington, DC will bitterly oppose him.

In order to be successful at this task, he will need massive support from Americans to block backroom deals and shine a light on the politicians, lobbyists and big corporations that are working very hard to ensure that justice is not done.

Tell New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Indict Wall Street criminals and we will have your back.

Even as the larger investigation moves forward, there are indictments that could move forward immediately.

For example, a JP Morgan Chase official admitted in testimony to Congress under oath that the bank fraudulently foreclosed on the homes of 18 members of the U.S. military, in violation of the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act.

During the hearing, California Rep. Bob Filner asked the JP Morgan Chase executive testifying: "You broke the law, your bank broke the law, shouldn't someone go to jail for that?"

The answer is clearly yes, and AG Schneiderman should quickly move to convince his co-chairs to issue indictments and show that this new task force, unlike the Obama administration's previous efforts, has teeth.

Tell New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Indict Wall Street criminals and we will have your back.

We know Attorney General Schneiderman will push very, very hard to make the work of the task force a meaningful step toward the prosecutions that have shamefully been missing from any federal action on Wall Street accountability in the last three years.

If Attorney General Schneiderman is able get his fellow co-chairs on board and launch investigations with teeth from his perch within the Department of Justice, this will be a good development indeed. And to do that he will need our public support.

Tell New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Indict Wall Street criminals and we will have your back.


Letter to
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Thank you for standing up to Wall Street and investigating the banks as Attorney General of New York. As co-chair of the new federal task force to investigate and hold banks accountable for causing the foreclosure crisis and financial meltdown, please proceed to indictments immediately against Wall Street bankers clearly responsible for violating criminal statutes.

We know that Wall Street and many of the politicians in Washington, DC will bitterly oppose you, but the American people are behind you. If you investigate and prosecute, we will have your back.