What Judges Think Of Binding Corporate Plea Agreements

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 1:41 PM EST) -- Binding plea agreements are a favored method for corporations seeking to resolve a criminal investigation through a corporate plea. Under such agreements, which are permitted under Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(1)(C), the parties agree to a resolution and the district judge must either accept or reject the plea, but does not have the ability to alter the disposition to which the parties have agreed.

For large corporations, which must seek approval to resolve a case from upper management as well as the board of directors, the...
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