Updated Friday, August 28, 2015 as of 8:16 PM ET

Are Some Banks 'Too Big To Jail'?

Observers said that Breuer offered a rare window into the Justice Department's thinking last fall, during a speech before the New York City Bar, on the rise of deferred prosecution and nonprosecution agreements. Both are deals made with the government in which a company or individual defendant agrees to make certain changes in exchange for having those charges dismissed or not filed in court. If the contract is breached, the government reserves the right to renew the charges.

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