CARS - Toyota's Harsh $1.2B Punishment Must Be Sending Chills Through GM's Mary Barra

The timing is incredible: one week after opening a criminal investigation into why delayed issuing a safety recall on some of its vehicles, the U.S. Justice Department showed it is deadly serious about holding companies accountable, leveling a criminal fraud charge against GM’s biggest rival, , for the very same offense ...

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