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DOJ Looking To Avoid 5th Amendment Fracas: Fraud Chief

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The acting chief of the Department of Justice's Fraud Section said on Thursday that prosecutors are trying to avoid a repeat of a recent case in which the government effectively jeopardized the constitutionality of a case against a Deutsche Bank trader by relying too heavily on the bank's lawyers at Paul Weiss.

Speaking to an audience at a conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Robert Zink alluded to a recent ruling in U.S. v. Connolly in which a judge found a near-Fifth Amendment violation because prosecutors had relied on and directed the bank's internal investigation — which involved compelling a trader...

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