With respect to Wells Fargo executives and the bank's recent fake account scandal, a group of senators are asking the Department of Justice to put its new policy into action that targets individual employees for corporate misconduct in addition to the companies themselves, HousingWire staffer Ben Lane reports.

Twelve senators sent letter Tuesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, calling on the DOJ to put an end to the “two-tiered system” that would land a teller in jail for stealing money from the cash drawer, but allows executives to walk away relatively unscathed.

“Americans are rightly frustrated when they see that justice for the wealthy and powerful is very different than justice for everybody else,” the senators write.

“(The bank teller) can’t hide behind an army of lawyers and corporate policies that diffuse accountability for those at the top,” the senators continue.

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