Corporate Crime Deals Do Have Benefits: Attorneys

Law360, New York (April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's increasing willingness to strike prosecution deals for corporate crimes in lieu of lodging indictments has sparked a debate on whether the agency has gone soft on white-collar crime. Some say the approach saves innocent bystanders from the fatal blow an indictment can deliver to a major corporation, while others worry that the trend is moving away from prosecution altogether.

An article in the New York Times on Wednesday that detailed the DOJ's move towards so-called deferred prosecution agreements drew criticism from...
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