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Is New DOJ Policy to Target Execs a Sham?

"The Justice Department's announcement that it would target individual executives at banks and other companies that are being investigated for wrongdoing has sparked a debate about whether the move is truly substantive or instead just designed to boost the agency's public image.

"Critics said the policy, detailed in a memo and speech by a top Justice official, was just an attempt by the DOJ to score political points for new Attorney General Loretta Lynch, without having much impact on how Justice conducts its investigations.