Faculty Publications

Title

What Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General Would Mean for Corporate Crime

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-23-2017

Abstract

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice charged six executives involved in Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, a move widely acknowledged as both rare and surprising. Even more surprising: the fact that VW pleaded guilty and will pay $4.3 billion in civil and criminal fines. After all, with the outgoing Obama administration, the company could’ve waited and taken its chances with a new and presumably more business-friendly DOJ under the presumptive U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.