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No. 2 Justice Dept. Nominee Cautions About Criminally Charging Corporations

James Cole/law firm [1]

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By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — At a time when Americans want BP’s scalp, one way or another, James M. Cole is raising some concerns about criminally charging corporations, the Associated Press reported. [2]

The nominee for the number two post in the Justice Department, told the Senate Judiciary Committee at his nomination hearing,  that  the best approach is to criminally charge individuals, the Associated Press reported.

Cole said he did not  oppose charging corporation, but urged caution in that area, saying such charges can harm innocent employees and shareholders.

He also refuted suggestions by Republican committee members that he’s soft on terrorism, AP reported.

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Read Washington Post report. [3]