GAO Suggests Whistleblower Protection For Antitrust Law

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office recommended Monday that Congress consider adding whistleblower protections to its Antitrust Criminal Penalties Enforcement and Reform Act, which provides leniency to guilty parties who report criminal cartels and cooperate with civil claimants.

In compiling the report, commissioned last year when Congress extended ACPERA through 2020, the GAO found the law had mixed success in encouraging guilty parties to alert the U.S. Department of Justice to antitrust violations. About the same number of violations were reported since the law's passage in 2004...
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