Statement By Ralph Nader On GM Deferred Prosecution


Letting off General Motors — this homicidal fugitive from justice — once again desecrates the memory of over 100 victims and counting of General Motors criminality.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have engaged in reverse malicious prosecution to inoculate General Motors and its culpable officials up and down the company hierarchy.

In particular, the exoneration of all GM personnel gives new meaning to the surrender of federal law enforcement that remains impervious to the preventable hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries resulting from documented corporate criminal negligence or outright criminality throughout our country every year.

If the federal cops on the corporate crime beat — namely Lynch and Bharara — are going to continue to go AWOL, they should resign and President Obama should put in charge corporate law and order officials to deal with an ongoing media-reported corporate crime wave washing over the country.

This GM non enforcement debacle provides another reason why the Senate and the House should insert criminal penalties for willful and knowing violations of safety standards in the pending highway bill.

For more information contact Ralph Nader at (202) 387-8030 or [email protected]

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a politician, activist and the author of Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, a novel. In his career as consumer advocate he founded many organizations including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, the Disability Rights Center, the Pension Rights Center, the Project for Corporate Responsibility and The Multinational Monitor (a monthly magazine).

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