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Elizabeth Warren’s Bill Would Punish Corporate Leaders for Wrongs They Didn’t Commit

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has made every effort to rally left-wing populists to her cause—from promising to cancel student loan debt to breakingup big tech companies.

But one of her latest efforts highlights a problem that continues to plague our society: the politicization of the criminal law.

On April 3, Warren introduced the Corporate Executive Accountability Act. The bill would make it a federal crime, punishable by a year’s imprisonment for a first offense, for corporate executives and anyone else in a position of “responsibility and authority” to “negligently”—that is, by accident—“permit or fail to prevent” employee violations of any federal or state criminal law.

So, if a low-level employee defrauds a customer, Warren wants to hold the company’s CEO personally and criminally liable, even if the CEO had no knowledge of the employee’s crime.

It’s bad enough that Warren wants to lock someone up for someone else’s crime, but it gets worse.

Warren is so eager to jail businessmen that she wants to do so even if no crime was committed at all.

She defines “violation[s] of law” to include violations of civil law that “affects the health, safety, finances, or personal data” of 1% of either the U.S. population or the population of any state. The bill places no […]

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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