Prosecutors investigating GM’s legal team for withholding information from regulators

The legal department is one of many sections of the company feeling prosecutor pressure

As a government probe into General Motors (GM) continues, federal prosecutors are wondering who in the company had knowledge of the faulty ignition problems that required the recall of millions of vehicles. And now, even the company’s legal department is feeling the heat.

According to sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal, federal prosecutors are investigating GM’s legal team, hoping to determine whether anyone inside the department concealed information from regulators concerning the faulty switches. Prosecutors believe that attorneys with the knowledge of the situation may have delayed a recall through their actions.

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