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Democrats Want Jail Time for Corporate Executives Hiding Safety Risks

GM CEO Mary Barra is sworn in to a Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in June. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A group of Democratic senators wants corporate officers to risk jail time for concealing safety threats from the public and government regulators.  

The legislation comes as part of the ongoing fallout from General Motors' faulty ignition switches, during what's looking to be a difficult week in the Senate for the auto giant.  

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