Defense Lawyers Say Cases Against Firms Go Too Far

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http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/regulation/2003-07-21-corpcrime_x.htm White-collar crime prosecutors are going after more businesses, not just executives and accountants, igniting outrage among defense attorneys, USA Today reports. In six months since the Justice Department issued stronger guidelines for corporate prosecutions, prosecutors have brought cases against PNC Financial Services, health care giant HCA, Tyson Foods, Banco Popular De Puerto Rico, Tenet Healthcare and medical device maker Guidant, among others. Justice Department spokesman Bryan Sierra says prosecutors have opened . . .

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