DOJ Takes Heat Over Prosecution Deal Oversight

Law360, New York (June 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives suggested Thursday that oversight of deferred- and no-prosecution agreements, such as orthopedic product company Zimmer Inc.'s DPA, belongs in the courts, not with the U.S. Department of Justice, raising serious questions about what checks exist over the DOJ's broad authority in steering the out-of-court corporate deals.

Former New Jersey attorney general and current Republican gubernatorial nominee Christopher Christie faced intense grilling in a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing over his role in appointing his former boss, John Ashcroft, as an...
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