No company or individual is too big for prosecution and anyone who thinks they are is making a grave mistake, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.
In his capacity running the Southern District in New York, Bharara's jurisdiction extends over Wall Street and the malfeasance and corruption cases that develop there.
While he is known for a dry wit and quick quips, he turned serious during a discussion Wednesday at the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.
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"I don't think anyone is too big to indict, no one is too big to jail," Bharara said. "There's enough moral hazard in the industry. If you give people a blank check and tell them they have a get-out-of-jail-free card because of their size...that's a very dangerous thing."