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Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced the resolution of criminal charges against the Takata Corporation over its handling of faulty airbags that led to at least 16 deaths, in connection with which Takata will pay $1 billion in criminal penalties.
Three former Takata executives were also criminally charged for their conduct in the matter. The charges against the executives highlight the Department of Justice's increased emphasis on holding culpable individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing, as first announced in the 2015 "Yates Memo
In an interview with Reuters
, Executive Director Rodgers said, "I think both the announcement about the Volkswagen case earlier in the week where six executives were charged and now the Takata announcement that three executives have been charged shows that [DOJ is] serious about the policy."
You can watch a clip of the interview here