Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion Settlement for Acceleration Problems

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The Justice Department has reached a $1.2 billion settlement to end a four-year criminal probe of safety issues involving Toyota. Attorney General Eric Holder called Toyota's conduct "shameful," showing a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to look after the safety of consumers. By the company's own admission, it protected its brand ahead of its own customers. This constitutes a clear and reprehensible abuse of the public trust." Devlin Barrett reports on the Justice Department for the Wall Street Journal.

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Guest:
Devlin Barrett - National Security reporter, The Washington Post - @DevlinBarrett

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper