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Corporate Criminal Prosecutions Hit Record Lows Under Biden

HeadlineApr 26, 2022

A new study finds prosecutions of corporate criminals have hit a record low under President Joe Biden — worsening a trend that saw corporate impunity set records under President Trump. Public Citizen reports the number of corporate prosecutions in fiscal year 2021 dropped to just 90 — or less than half the average rate over the previous quarter-century.

Meanwhile, human rights and environmental lawyer Steven Donziger has just been released from nearly 1,000 days of house arrest. Donziger’s legal ordeal began after he successfully sued Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorian Amazonian Indigenous people for dumping 16 billion gallons of oil into their ancestral land.

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