As a former high ranking Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton Administration, Deval Patrick should have known that the giving away of free high-priced dining would violate governmental ethics laws. Yet as a member of the board, at a dinner essentially in his honor, that is exactly what his company tried to do. When the Attorneys General in the room tried to cause a ruckus about it, they had few options. They eventually were told that they could reimburse Ameriquest for the meals. The book goes on to say that those checks were never cashed.
Deval Patrick, knowing there was an attmempted ethics violation, seems to have not followed up to make sure the law was followed.
Is it any wonder then, that then Attorney General, and gubernatorial candidate Tom Reilly was so aghast at Patrick's tenure on the board of Ameriquest. Reilly was involved with the negotiations at a high level, and no doubt knew about the ethics violations.
Elizabeth Warren should answer the following question: When you say that those that broke the law should be prosecuted, does this mean your sub-prime banker supporter Deval Patrick?