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U.S. is said to probe GM recall
U.S. is said to probe GM recall

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with the matter. The inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York will examine whether the nation's largest automaker misled the public to believe there were no safety issues, said one of the people who was not authorized to speak publicly. "Their intent is what is key here," the person said. The criminal probe is the latest scrutiny over a safety defect that led to 13 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in the...

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