Rewards Would Help Leniency Plan, Cartel Reporting

Law360, New York (June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Congress recently approved a one-year extension of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (“ACPERA”), giving Congress time to more fully evaluate the merits of ACPERA and any potential revisions before considering a more permanent reauthorization.

The extension also gives Congress an opportunity to consider any related legislative changes that would further ACPERA’s policy goal of encouraging voluntary disclosure of information related to antitrust violations.

DOJ’s leniency program, which ACPERA bolstered, creates incentives for those who potentially face punishment for their roles in antitrust violations...
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