Press & Media

Press and MediaProfessor Jennifer Taub’s selected media interviews include:

  • Appeared as guest with anchor Brooke Baldwin, on Parkland Students Demand Gun Control, CNN
    , February 21, 2018, [View More]
  • Interviewed by Kevin Breuninger, Mueller's Subpoena Could Give Bannon Some Cover in Trump Probe, Legal Experts Say, CNBC
    , January 16, 2018, [View More]
  • Appeared as guest with anchor Don Lemon, on Trump Slams Probe in Tweet, Says FBI Tainted, CNN, December 26, 2017, [View More]
  • Appeared on panel with anchor Brooke Baldwin, on Is GOP Tax Bill a Victory for All, CNN, December 21, 2017, [View More]
  • Appeared on panel with anchor Brianna Keilar, on Analyzing Donald Trump, Jr.’s House Testimony, CNN, December 8, 2017, [View More]
  • Interviewed for What Michael Flynn’s Plea Deal Means: Eleven legal experts weigh in, Politico, December 1, 2017, [View More]
  • Appeared on panel with anchor Brooke Baldwin, on Analyzing Mueller’s First Indictments, CNN, October 30, 2017, [View More]
  • Interviewed by Peter Overby, The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments? All Things Considered, NPR
    , October 17, 2017., [View More]
  • Interviewed by Bradley Keoun, "How Wells Fargo Bought Millions in Services from an Independent Director's Firm," TheStreet
    , August 26, 2017, [View More]
  • Hosted "After Words with Jesse Eisinger" re "The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives," C-SPAN, BOOKTV
    , August 5, 2017, [View More]
Big Dirty Money

Big Dirty Money

There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke hold arrest and death. But if you’re in the 1 percent and commit mail, wire, or bank fraud; embezzle pension funds; lie to the FBI; obstruct justice; bribe a public official; launder money; or cheat on your taxes, you’re likely to get off scot-free (or even win an election). If caught and convicted, say, for bribing your kid’s way into college, you might make a brief stop in a minimum-security “Club Fed” camp. Operate the scam from the executive suite of a giant corporation, and you can prosper with impunity.

This is not victimless crime. Big Dirty Money goes beyond the headlines (of which there is no shortage—Wells Fargo, Theranos, Purdue Pharma) to detail the scandalous ways that all the rest of us suffer when the well-heeled use white collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence. Profiteers caused the mortgage meltdown and the prescription opioid crisis. They’ve evaded taxes and depleted public funds for education, public health, and infrastructure. The financial cost to victims for fraud and embezzlement alone is as much as $800 billion a year.

Jennifer Taub sounds an alarm we ignore at our country’s peril. The solutions include strengthening prosecutorial muscle, protecting journalists and whistleblowers, challenging the “too big to jail” syndrome, and overturning the growing implicit immunity of the upper class. This urgent book should enrage—and engage—consumers, citizens, and everybody who believes no one is above the law.