$6 billion -- That's how much New York's Department of Financial Services under Benjamin Lawsky reeled in from penalties paid by banking and insurance industries in the past four years.
The bounty filling the state's coffers is a result of the department's aggressive enforcement of laws prohibiting money laundering, mortgage fraud, tax evasion and interest-rate manipulations.
Lawsky, whom Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tapped to start the new agency in 2011, is stepping down to teach and to start his own firm. Hey, thanks.