The DOJ Is Finally Conceding It Prosecutes Corporate Crime All Wrong

Years after the 2008 financial crisis, the Justice Department says it wants to focus on individuals who commit corporate crimes rather than on companies.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.

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The most amazing thing about the Justice Department's new guidelines on prosecution of corporate crime is that the DOJ is effectively acknowledging there was a big problem with how it did things before. 

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