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The Huffington Post writes in its November 19, 2015 edition about legislation that could make it difficult to prosecute people charged for white collar crimes.
“The White House is not happy about language on corporate crime that the House Judiciary Committee approved on Wednesday as part of a bipartisan criminal justice reform package. The legislation would eliminate a host of white-collar crimes involving gross negligence or reckless behavior by forcing prosecutors to prove that defendants knew they were breaking specific laws when engaging in obviously illegal activity.
“The Department of Justice, the American Bar Association, the Center for American Progress and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights have all raised concerns about the legislation. The broad scope of the legislative language also appears to have implications beyond the corporate world. The Obama administration lit into the bill late Wednesday.”