Expansion Of DOJ's International Reach On The Horizon

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 6:09 PM EST) -- Arguably one of the most significant developments in federal criminal law over the past decade has been the increasingly international reach of the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigative and prosecutorial efforts. More and more, the Department of Justice has been investigating and prosecuting conduct that occurs less and less inside the United States.

Often, these cases involve a situation where the core criminal conduct occurs outside the United States together with either a tenuous jurisdictional nexus to the United States (such as an incidental wire transfer...
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