Obstruction And Why It Matters In Federal Investigations
By Lisa KrigstenAugust 16, 2017, 1:06 PM EDT
Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 1:06 PM EDT) -- Many recent media reports have used the term “obstruction of justice” in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Understanding obstruction laws is vital to understanding federal government investigations both in and out of the political realm. Any company responding to a federal subpoena, or conducting an internal investigation, ignores this at its own peril.
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