How New Carveout Policy Will Impact Cartel Plea Deals

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT) -- On April 12, 2013, William J. Baer, assistant attorney general in charge of the United States Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, released a statement announcing that the division will change its practice and no longer publicly list the names of individuals excluded (or "carved out") from the protections afforded by corporate plea agreements. In the statement, the division also announced that in the future it will limit its use of carveouts to individuals whom the division suspects may be guilty of a crime.[1]

Historically, the division had also carved out individuals about whom it had not yet made a prosecution decision...

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