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Stewart Parnell

CEOs gone wild?

CEOs gone wild?

In the business world, it appears the 5-to-10-year outlook is not just a measure of growth but what the company CEO might be facing in prison time. The recent admission by Volkswagen executives that at least a half-million of their diesel-powered models have been rigged to pass vehicle emissions tests is a jaw-dropping confession — but not exactly an isolated example of corporate skulduggery given recent headlines.

Around the same time VW and Audi owners found out they got hoodwinked, Turing Pharmaceuticals announced an overnight 5,000 percent price hike (from $13.50 to $750) for the drug Daraprim, which is used to fight a potentially deadly parasite in those with...