General Motors has announced it is forming a team to investigate events leading up to the automaker's recall of roughly 1.4 million cars for a problem that has been tied to at least 13 deaths.
The internal investigation is being led by the lawyer who investigated Lehman Brothers after the financial services firm collapsed in 2008. Attorney Anton Valukas, is also a former United States attorney. He will co-lead the investigation with GM's general counsel, Michael Millikin.
In a letter to employees earlier, GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said the company will take an "unvarnished" look at the automaker's handling of the recall, which occurred about ten years after the issue came to light.