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Crime: Felony or Misdemeanor?

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When one thinks of crime, it's usually with individuals in mind. However, companies commit crimes too. Review the articles below and respond to this question, citing the articles you reviewed:

1. Do the company's actions fit the definition of a crime? If so, what kind, a felony or a misdemeanor? Why or why not?

Articles attached:

a. Ex-WorldCom Chief Ebbers Convicted of Fraud(http://accounting.smartpros.com/x47410.xml)
b. Reliant Energy Services, Inc. and Four of its Officers Charged With Criminal Manupulation of California Electricity Market(http://www.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel04/energy040804.htm)
c. This US Department of Justice opinion might be useful to you: Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations(http://www.usdoj.gov/dag/cftf/corporate_guidelines.htm)

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Based on the three articles, this solution addresses the questions: Do the company's actions fit the definition of a crime? If so, what kind, a felony or a misdemeanor? Why or why not?

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