Rise In Stings May Prompt Look At Entrapment Defense

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 5:09 PM EST) -- With prosecutors using ever more blue collar stings in their efforts to uncover white collar crimes, defense attorneys may increasingly have to consider whether to break out the entrapment defense to help their clients beat the rap.

While the defense is rare and risky, attorneys are going to be pondering it more as prosecutors ramp up undercover efforts to target foreign bribery, insider trading and other kinds of white collar crimes, attorneys said.

“It's the first thing any defense lawyer naturally thinks of in a case...
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