Passing this along (click the link below) – a good discussion by Woodruff Sawyer about corporate officer liability for criminal negligence (and in a subsequent post I’ll attach an article that I have written which in part discusses this issue). Although corporate officers and board members are not usually prosecuted for criminal wrongdoing, this is an area in which officers and directors can have liability exposure, particularly, for example, in some situations such as environmental contamination, personal consumer or community safety and injury, and with respect to select statutes. Prudent risk and safety management can go a long way to protect officers and directors from liability. Click on the link below to read the Woodruff Sawyer article.
David Tate, Esq. (and CPA, California inactive), litigation, Royse Law Firm, Menlo Park, California office, with offices in northern and southern California).
Here is the Woodruff Sawyer article link: https://wsandco.com/do-notebook/criminal-negligence-corporate-officer-doctrine/