DOJ Crime Chief Defends Voluntary Disclosures Program

Law360, Washington (April 28, 2016, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's voluntary disclosures program isn't meant to make companies responsible for criminal investigations, according to the head of the department's criminal division, who maintained Thursday the government wants to reward companies that come forward when they know of potential crimes.

As part of a wide-ranging talk at the American Bar Association's Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations event Thursday, Assistant Attorney General for criminal investigations Leslie Caldwell said the program is meant to essentially encourage companies to present information to the government when they know of potential wrongdoing under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, rather than shelf an...

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