Is The DOJ Violating Cooperators' Rights?

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Elementary school children frequently make promises on the playground, but their peers know that all bets are off if the promisor had his fingers crossed behind his back. The criminal defendant understandably expects more transparency from a prosecutor, but his expectations will be severely dashed when a prosecutor’s promise of immunity suddenly disappears at the sentencing stage — arguably the stage that matters most to the guilty defendant.

Often, after promising immunity to the criminal defendant, a prosecutor interviews the defendant, learns previously unknown facts about...
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