Lack Of Oversight Dogs DOJ Prosecution Deals, Report Says

By Evan Weinberger (June 14, 2016, 8:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's reliance on deferred prosecution and nonprosecution agreements for corporations has drawn fire for the lack of individual charges and a perception that companies get off easy, but a new report says those tools also suffer from a harmful lack of judicial oversight.

According to the report "Justice Out of the Shadows" from the Manhattan Institute, the DPA and NPA process gives the government almost unchecked power to impose sanctions on companies because of a lack of judicial review. And with the government imposing monitors and other changes to corporate governance, the Justice Department is effectively regulating...

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