The difference is, that in the USSR, the "criminal" wasn't criminal, only some poor fellow, who had a different opinion about the system, so thus became the "enemy of the state".
Here, we got an obvious criminal with its entire jew-pyramid scheme sort of white-collar crime, and the state (See Obama's sponsors) not only having a hard time making a conviction, but most of the time rather support them. Can't really blame them though..why bite the hand that feeds them? Of course ignoring the massive treason they are committing against the nation, that's beside the point. Money is more important now, that's why we vote for business-oriented people for politics, unlike back in the day, when it was usually war-vets, or at least someone with a real achievement in something. Now , it's just bank puppets.