The Washington Post reports:

The Justice Department has issued a new policy to make the prosecution of individual executives, and not just the corporations that employ them, a top priority for federal prosecutors.

In a speech Thursday at New York University School of Law, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates said that U.S. officials want to hold lawbreakers accountable “regardless of whether they commit their crimes on the street corner or in the boardroom.”

“We have revised our policy guidance to require that if a company wants any credit for cooperation, any credit at all, it must identify all individuals involved in the wrongdoing, regardless of their position, status or seniority in the company, and provide all relevant facts about their misconduct,” Yates said.

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