Deferred Prosecution Deals Dip Sharply In 2008

Law360, New York (February 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice entered into only 16 deferred and nonprosecution agreements in 2008, down from 40 the year before, according to a study set to be released this May.

The study — titled “Betting the Corporation: Compliance or Defiance?” — found that seven of the 16 agreements from last year resolved violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, whereas three resolved immigration work-site enforcement investigations.

All of the agreements contained some sort of corporate compliance reform provision, such as the hiring of a corporate...
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