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Arthur Andersen
Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]
Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]

General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that led to at least 13 fatalities. But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to prosecute the people who break the law. And so far, no one at GM has been prosecuted. "What GM did was break the law. ... They failed to meet their public safety obligations," scolded Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx after imposing the largest possible penalty on the giant automaker. But GM didn't break the law. Certain GM employees broke the law. For a decade, certain people at GM had been receiving...

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