Justice Department sharpening focus on white-collar cases

September 10, 2015 10:41 AM

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Justice Department sharpening focus on white-collar cases

The Justice Department is renewing its efforts to charge individuals in corporate investigations, seeking to address long-running criticism, particularly from Democrats, that they treat executive wrongdoing lightly.

In the latest push, Justice Department officials issued a memo Wednesday to prosecutors outlining best practices and recommending that they only consider a company to have cooperated in an investigation if that company turns over information about the actions of individuals at the firm.

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