Civil Or Criminal Securities Fraud — A Blurry Line

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- There are undoubtedly securities fraud cases in which jurors would feel compelled to award money based on the wrongdoing, while feeling hesitant to attach both the stigma of a criminal conviction and the potential for imprisonment to their findings.

Nevertheless, some scholars have opined that the only meaningful differences between civil fraud and criminal fraud are the particular procedures and rules that attach to each type of proceeding and sanction.

The roles and views of outside professionals – both those who participated in the underlying events...
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