But what about those people just outside the government such as those consultants and advisers whose selling point is supposed to be their access to people in high places? Did they get left out in the cold? Nope. Seems that they managed to operate quite nicely with all that insider information. So now we are seeing articles like this one: Political intelligence firm pays $325K fine, admits wrongdoing in SEC probe. The firm in question is Marwood Group founded by Ted Kennedy, Jr.
That fine, $325,000, is probably a pittance compared to the profits made by the firm and its clients. But there was at least some accountability, however small.