Corporate Crime in the Age of Trump

The president’s pledge to do a “big number” on Dodd-Frank legislation won’t open the door to more financial chicanery. That door was never closed, says an expert on multinational corporate crime.

Volkswagen To Admit Guilt in Emissions Case, Pay $4.3B

The plea would resolve a federal criminal investigation into the company’s cheating on vehicle emissions tests. The plea and the arrest of a Volkswagen executive on conspiracy charges buck a pattern of companies paying their way out of criminal accusations. While companies often face large fines for wrongdoing, it is less common for them to admit to lawbreaking.

Defining Multinational Corporate Crime Down

Multinational corporations have so far been able to escape penalties for human rights and environmental violations. There are alternatives to criminal sanctions worth considering –but will the new leadership at the Department of Justice consider them?