Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 2:05 PM EST) -- The year 2012 was a fairly slow time in terms of corporate enforcement actions, with 12 enforcement actions against corporations. 2013 was slower still, with only nine corporate enforcement actions. There was a steep increase in corporate fines, however, and enforcement against individuals saw a marked increase, from five in 2012 to 16 in 2013 — eight of whom pleaded guilty.
Among the highlights:
Over $720 million in penalties in 2013, and the average penalties ($80 million) and the adjusted average ($28 million) were both considerably...
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