Lements of Crime and Intentional Tort -U1-DB

This is a 4-5 paragraph response to the following

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

Do the companys actions fit the definition of a crime? If so, what kind, a felony or a misdemeanor? Why or why not?
Articles:

Ex-WorldCom Chief Ebbers Convicted of Fraud

Reliant Energy Services, Inc. and Four of its Officers Charged With Criminal Manupulation of California Electricity Market

This US Department of Justice opinion might be useful to you: Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations