Reaching Beyond Title 15

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In 1999, the Antitrust Division ["Division"] filed only four cases classified as “other criminal cases.”[1]

“Other criminal cases” are cases in which the Division charged individuals and corporate entities with other federal crimes such as the following Title 18 offenses: Perjury, Mail Fraud, Contempt, Obstruction of Justice, and False Statements or Declarations.[2] In 2008, the Division filed 28 “other criminal cases.”[3]

While the number of “other criminal cases” being filed by the Division appears to be on the rise, one number that has consistently stayed the...
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