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    Feds Turn Attention to White Collar Criminals

    They’re cleaning up their act. The U.S. Justice Department, long criticized for going easy on Wall Street criminals, has adopted new policies favoring the prosecution of white collar crimes. The rules, laid out in a memo, tell federal prosecutors nationwide to focus on individual employees from the beginning, while denying companies credit for cooperation unless they turn over evidence against specific wrongdoers. It remains unclear whether investigators will have the resources they need, but the move signals official intentions to take a bigger bite out of corporate crime.

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