How can you sue a bank for breach of public trust when they think that’s their raison d’etre?

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The FT reports:

The US justice department has sued Deutsche Bank for more than $1bn, accusing the German lender and a subsidiary of lying their way into a government mortgage scheme and “recklessly” endorsing risky loans for federal insurance.

“These companies repeatedly and brazenly breached the public trust,” Preet Bharara, US Attorney in New York, said Tuesday during a press conference.

Suing bankers for breaching public trust?

"Whatever next?" will be their defence.

As far as they're aware that's what they're for.