Secret Attorney-Client Documents Are Evidence of Potential Crimes or Fraud by the Tobacco Industry
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Brief Executive Summary
The Committee on Government Reform and Oversight investigated the role played by the tobacco industry's lawyers in concealing information from the public. The committee investigated documents from the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company and found that they had omitted relevant health information. All of the documents they reviewed appeared to be evidence of corporate crime of fraud, prompting them to call for the attorney-client documents to be made public.