GM agrees to $900 million criminal settlement over ignition-switch defect – USA Today
By Nathan Bomey and Kevin McCoy
Lance Cooper — a Georgia attorney who discovered the hidden defect during a lawsuit, triggering the chain of events that led to its public disclosure — blasted the settlement.
“We had hoped that justice would be served in the criminal investigation of GM,” he said in a statement. “Unfortunately, it’s the same old story — if you have enough power and money you can always buy your way out of truly being held accountable for your misdeeds.”