DOJ Develops A Taste For Deferred Prosecution Deals

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors are on pace this year to sign a record number of corporate settlements, showing they want to punish companies for wrongdoing but not put them out of business, experts say.

So far in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice has inked 21 agreements in which it deferred or dropped potential prosecutions against corporations, already eclipsing its totals in 2008 and 2009 and nearing the record 39 it reached in 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Last year,...
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