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Justice Dept. seeks to ease path for corporate prosecutions

In this July 21, 2015 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks in East Haven, Conn. The Justice Department issued new guidance to its prosecutors on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, aimed at encouraging more white-collar criminal cases against corporate executives. The new guidance — issued in the first year of Attorney General Loretta Lynch's tenure — mandates that corporations turn over evidence against individuals if they want credit for cooperating with the government. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the many challenges in bringing such cases, the Justice Department is renewing its commitment to prosecuting corporate executives for financial misdeeds, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates said Thursday.

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