An SEC lawyer had harsh words for his employer during a farewell party earlier this week, reports Bloomberg.

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Jason Kidney said his superiors were too “fearful” to go after Wall Street’s top bosses in the wake of 2008, notes the report.

“Kidney said [they] were more focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service than on bringing difficult cases. The agency’s penalties, Kidney said, have become ‘at most a tollbooth on the bankster turnpike.’”

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