American Bar Association's 38th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Date: March 2, 2023

Sponsor: American Bar Association

Panel: False Statements to the Government: 1001 Ways that Speaking Can be Dangerous to Your Freedom

Speaker: Jonathan S. Sack


Hyatt Regency Miami

Panelists will discuss legal and strategic approaches for handling prosecutions for making false statements to government authorities under 18 U.S.C. §1001, and address the definition of “materiality,” the scope of judicial and congressional exceptions to Section 1001 liability, and the viability of fraud charges premised on false statements to government authorities. False statements have been charged as frauds and other illegal schemes on the theory that a false statement to the government may also constitute a fraud on a private party. Recent high-profile examples include the prosecutions of Michael Flynn and Michael Sussman.

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