This Financial Documentary is set in the Middle of May 2013 and marks the five-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy whilst being the beginning of the greatest financial crisis since the 1929 Great Depression. The Untouchables focuses on why not one Major Wall Street Executive has been prosecuted for fraud due to the sale of mortgages.
Martin Smith tries to answer some of the questions which have been examined during hearings in the House of Financial Services Subcommittee. such as whether the “too big to fail” status really does undermine the government’s ability to prosecute. This has not been helped by recent comments from the attorney general who whilst speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that they size of some banks had become a factor in whether they could be prosecuted for their actions.