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Justice Department Lets Giant Corporation Evade Prosecution for Deaths of Over 100 People

Justice Department Lets Giant Corporation Evade Prosecution for Deaths of Over 100 People

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer The $900 million settlement General Motors reached with the Justice Department over its defective ignition switches is being criticized as “unconscionable” for holding no executives criminally accountable for actions that lead to the deaths of over 100 people. Reuters sums up the settlement: GM admitted […]

Despite Epic Crash of World Economy, White Collar Prosecutions at 20-Year Low

Despite Epic Crash of World Economy, White Collar Prosecutions at 20-Year Low

Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Despite lofty rhetoric from politicians who vowed in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis to hold Wall Street accountable, U.S. Justice Department statistics show a “long-term collapse” of federal white collar crime prosecutions, which are down to their lowest level in 20 years, according […]