§ 1519: DOJ Fires Its Anti-Obstruction Cannon

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 1, 2010, the federal government raised to a new level its increasingly active anti-obstruction stance. On that day, Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald stood before a packed press gallery and announced landmark charges against 11 high-ranking corporate executives and six foreign and domestic corporations in United States v. Alexander Wolff, et al.[1]

The charged multicontinent scheme publicly unraveled what U.S. Department of Justice officials describe as the largest food fraud, and largest anti-dumping, criminal prosecution in U.S. history.[2] More specifically, the indictment implicates...
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