Preventing A Personal Indictment Crisis — Part I

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- We are in the next phase of the worldwide financial tumult; scapegoating — the search for individuals and companies to indict. The risk of white collar criminal review by prosecutors has never been greater.

As Troubled Assetts Relief Program funds are being used, left unused and misused, and companies scratch for loopholes to end-run newly minted and vague restrictions on executive pay and perks, the potential for criminal entanglements increases exponentially.

Risks include criminal charges, loss of reputation, cancellation of operating licenses, loss of personal wealth,...
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