Corporate Serial Killers by John Uustal

Corporate Serial Killers: Courtroom Battles Against America’s Most Terrifying New Criminals

Every year, thousands of police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and FBI agents across the United States search for approximately fifty active serial killers. They pursue those killers with the most advanced scientific and technical support, and with all the vast resources of our federal, state, and local governments. 

“You can’t get away with breaking the law, not when you’re killing so many people,” a homicide detective told me. “We will hunt you down.”

But what if they didn’t? 

What if there was a new kind of serial killer, slipping past our precautions and our defenses, killing not hundreds, but thousands of people a year? 

We see the victims, but miss the crime. Not all serial killers take sadistic pleasure in their work. Consider the mafia soldier, the hired hitman, or the gang enforcer. They kill for money, and many of them would prefer not to kill at all, if it doesn’t cost them. It’s not personal, it’s strictly business. 

This, too, is how certain corporations have come to act.

I’m a lawyer. I represent the victims. That’s how I got a peek inside those corporations, read their secret documents, listened in on critical meetings. 

They used every lawful tactic, and unlawful ones as well, trying to keep me out. 

But sometimes I got in.

In bits and pieces, in lawsuits all over the country, the truth came out. That’s how I know that corporations kill many thousands of people each year. Courts have ordered me not to reveal much of what I know. But not all of it. 

So I can show you the proof. I can show you corporations breaking the law, committing crimes that they know will kill people.

Corporate Serial Killers will be the first book to paint a picture of this new reality—and it goes far beyond anything you’ve already heard. It’s no surprise that big companies sometimes put profit over safety, but this is something new. The few lawyers on the front lines of this battle have seen a staggering change, and yet no one else seems to have noticed: the legal protection for the most massive corporations, and only the most massive global apex corporations, has expanded to the point that even when they get caught, it’s still the money move to commit the killer crime. They enjoy a legal license to kill, and they’ve just started to explore this crown jewel of corporate power – the ability to commit crimes without consequence.

It sounds crazy. But only because you haven’t yet seen what I’ve seen. Oil companies intentionally breaking worker safety laws, killing dozens. Automakers concealing known defects, killing hundreds. Pharmaceutical companies plotting to sell contaminated medicine, killing thousands. On and on, until the reality of this fearsome new corporate power becomes impossible to deny.

READ the introduction.