Tuesday, April 1, 2014
According to the article, Toyota case shows it’s hard to prosecute execs,
Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that ‘‘someone will go to jail if lies are repeatedly told.’’
Yet no one has gone to jail, nor is anyone likely to.
The reason? The rules of evidence and more specifically the rule against hearsay.