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Bernie Sanders wants ‘criminal’ CEOs locked up, but lawyers say it’s unlikely


Sen. Bernie Sanders can say he wants CEOs to go to jail all he wants, but experts in corporate law say it’s unlikely to happen.

In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC’s John Harwood published Tuesday, Sanders ripped Wall Street CEOs for “greed” and “corruption,” saying that jail should be on the table as punishment for the pain he says their companies have inflicted.

He came down harder on pharmaceutical and energy executives.

Sanders, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, called opioid manufacturers “criminal.” The Sackler family that owns and runs now-bankrupt Purdue Pharma, has been accused of promoting the sale of opioids, despite knowing their dangers….


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