Executives do go to jail. “Ex-VW Official to Stay in Jail,” The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2017 B3. The official was head of the environmental and engineering office. VW had already pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. So the company AND some executives are criminally charged! Guess Sally Yates meant it. At least for foreign companies. But no directors have been sued. Yet.
“FBI Holds Memos for Now,” The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2017 A4. Congress wants the memos that ex-Director Comey wrote, but the existence of the special counsel (also the ex-Director) and Congressional “inquiries” have muddied the waters. Whose information is it, anyway? And can’t we all look at them together? Right after Mr. Comey testifies? Interesting that the FBI can withhold non-privileged memos, whatever their weight may be.
Chairman doesn’t go to jail. “Leader of Brazil’s JBS Steps Down,” The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2017 B1. The bribing scandal in Brazil’s meat-packing industry removes the chairman and his brother from the Board (although the brother remains as CEO). The chairman signed a plea bargain in exchange for criminal immunity. Curious about the culture at the company after the plea deal.