Only Barack Obama's presence would have made it bigger as Attorney General Loretta Lynch, ringed by a host of underlings, announced criminal charges in the 2015 VW emissions scandal.
One of the six charged was arrested in Florida. Despite warnings, Oliver Schmidt's arrogance or stupidity or both, led him to think he was immune to such base treatment.
The other five remain abroad. It remains an open question if they will be extradited, much less tried and convicted -- and, eventually, imprisoned.
The Obama Administration has received just criticism for its fawning treatment of Wall Street gangsters. Former Attorney General Eric Holder and then Lynch have failed to send to prison a single executive responsible for the greatest global collapse since the Great Depression.
Lynch and her cohorts were talking tough Wednesday about their oversight of corporate crime.
But with Obama set to leave office in a week, it all sounds rather hollow.
Wow, they finally went after some executives.
But ironic, isn't it, that, with the exception of one hubristic fool, they're all outside America -- and likely to never see the inside of a U.S. prison.
Just one more example of Obama's crackdown on Wall Street corruption.
Gives new meaning to a take-no-prisoners approach.