Archive: December 12, 2006

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul J. Mcnulty Revises Charging Guidelines for Prosecuting Corporate Fraud

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul J. Mcnulty Revises Charging Guidelines for Prosecuting Corporate Fraud

From the U.S. DOJ website: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced today during a speech at a meeting of the Lawyers for Civil Justice in New York that the Department of Justice is revising its corporate charging guidelines for federal prosecutors throughout the country.

The new guidance revises the Thompson Memorandum, which was issued in January 2003 by then-Deputy Attorney General Larry D. Thompson and titled the “Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations.” The memo provides useful guidance to prosecutors in the field through nine factors to use when deciding whether to charge a corporation with criminal offenses.
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