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Prosecutors, not regulators, are the new enforcers of automotive safety

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Prosecutors, not regulators, are the new enforcers of automotive safety

Los Angeles Times - By Jerry Hirsch

General Motors' agreement Thursday to pay a $900-million fine for failing to recall defective cars illustrates the new playbook for holding automakers accountable for safety. Traditional regulators have outsourced the heavy lifting to federal prosecutors, who brandish criminal charges as leverage to …

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