Drastic Changes To Sentencing Guidelines On Horizon

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A special task force of the American Bar Association has very recently proposed to the United States Sentencing Commission substantial amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for economic crimes. While there is work to be done to make the proposals more concrete and there are significant details to be worked out, the proposals would represent the most significant philosophical shift in sentencing in white collar cases since the inception of the Sentencing Guidelines, even if they are adopted only in part.

The task force, comprised of...
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