A corporation manufactured a toy that violated manufacturing laws in both countries, in fact a felony offense, and was charged in both countries. Can two countries charge the same crime?
Answer: Almost definitely. Different countries are different sovereigns and can charge the crimes independently. Double jeopardy (to the extent that the countries in question have such protection) would not apply unless some treaty between the counties barred double prosecution (which I have never heard of).
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