John T. Floyd
Corporations Continue to Escape Criminal Liability
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Corporations Continue to Escape Criminal Liability

Americans over the past five or six decades have been lulled into believing white collar crime—crimes committed by the affluent or large companies (fraud, embezzlement, defective products, etc.)—is more socially acceptable than “blue collar” crime—crimes more often tied to street…

In-House, Corporate Counsel Face Impending Conflicts in Criminal Investigations
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In-House, Corporate Counsel Face Impending Conflicts in Criminal Investigations

In a major speech at New York City University this past September, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates announced that the U.S. Justice Department had issued new policy guideline that would re-focus federal corporate criminal investigations towards holding individuals responsible…

Criminal Justice Reform Conflicts with Aggressive White Collar Policy
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Criminal Justice Reform Conflicts with Aggressive White Collar Policy

Publicly, politicians and top law enforcement officials are loudly proclaiming the days of light fines and settlements with corporations to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing are over.
 
Policies Encouraging Compliance and Disclosure Create the Corporate Snitch
 
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Use of Whistleblowers, Corporate Snitches, on the Rise, Says Department of Justice
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Use of Whistleblowers, Corporate Snitches, on the Rise, Says Department of Justice

The Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission, along with other federal regulatory agencies, are following the lead of traditional law enforcement agencies like FBI and DEA in the use of paid informants, also known as “whistle blowers.”
 
Whistleblowers…


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