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Why Am I Under Investigation?

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This Can’t Be Happening!

“It’s not fair!”

“I know.”

“I didn’t make the decisions. Our whole food safety team was responsible.”

“What did they tell you?”

Department of Justice Criminal Investigation

“The company’s lawyer said that it’s likely several of us will be criminally investigated by the Department of Justice.”

“Did she tell you why?”

“Because of the illnesses connected to our food recall a few months ago.”

“Wow, I thought all that was ancient history. Why is it a criminal investigation?”

Criminal Strict Liability

“I am not really sure, something about being strictly liable.”

“What does that mean?”

“I don’t know.”

Company Must Abandon its Employees

“Is the company’s lawyer going to help you?”

“No!”

“What? Why not?”

“She said the company has a conflict and cannot hire a lawyer to help any of the management or employees under investigation. She also said the company’s insurance does not cover this type of thing.”

“So now what?”

Employees Fund Their Own Legal Expenses

“I have to find a lawyer.”

“Wow.”

“I know, I’m pretty scared.”

“Me too. I am not sure how we can afford this.”

To be continued...