WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – The New York Times reports federal investigators have found criminal wrongdoing in the handling of a fatal General Motors defect.
People briefed on the probe tell the times that the Justice Department is negotiating with GM to determine a penalty.
Former GM employees are also under investigation and could face charges.
More than 100 deaths have been blamed on a flawed ignition switch on GM cars.
The switch could make the cars shut off while being driven, disabling safety features.
GM admits that it delayed a recall for about a decade after learning of the problem.