Bloomberg's Susan Antilla Starts off the New Year With A Blast -- at regulators!

January 4, 2012

Veteran Wall Street reporter Susan Antilla kept her powder dry over the holidays but unleashed quite the barrage today.  Here's her column's opening salvo:

On the surface, the year 2011 was one of ramped-up securities regulation and scary times for financial scammers, with enforcement cases soaring at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and coverage galore about the humbling of inside traders and municipal-bond riggers.

Along with the sexy headlines about felled lawbreakers, though, there were also troubling free passes and favors granted to the accused and the privileged.

Laws that were set up to punish bad guys got waived within days of the press releases announcing that the offenders had been brought down. Well-connected lawyers in the employ of investment firms got express-lane access to regulatory brass.. .

A truly impressive column and a must read: Bloomberg's Antilla: Wall Street's Big Swingers Get Biggest Breaks