Toyota Case Shows it's Hard to Prosecute Execs - The New Indian Express

Toyota Case Shows it's Hard to Prosecute Execs

Published: 25th March 2014 01:04 PM

Last Updated: 25th March 2014 01:04 PM

The Justice Department socked Toyota with a $1.2 billion penalty last week for concealing dangerous defects in some cars. Yet it's unlikely anyone will go to jail.

Prosecutors say they had little choice but to accept that outcome because of constraints with evidence and the challenge of gathering testimony and information from witnesses abroad.

The same internal memos and public statements that buttressed the case against Toyota might well have been inadmissible as evidence against individuals. And it can be hard to prove that the person whose name is on a damning document was directly responsible for it.

The government says the penalty is the largest against an auto company. Still, some consumer advocates fear a monetary penalty doesn't do enough to dissuade executives at other companies from law-breaking.

comments powered by Disqus

Disclaimer: We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the NIE editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.


Read More



follow us Mobile Site iPad News Hunt Android RSS Tumblr Linekin Pinterest Youtube Google Plus Twitter Facebook