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07.08.21 | Articles, Books & Journals

Congress Requires DOJ To Report on Deferred Prosecution Agreements

New York Law Journal

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, federal white-collar criminal enforcement faced harsh criticism.  One of the chief targets of critics was the corporate Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), under which a company is charged with criminal wrongdoing but not required to enter a guilty plea.  In this article, “Congress Requires DOJ to Report on Deferred Prosecution Agreements,” we discuss the practical and policy implications of a little noticed new provision which signals Congress’s heightened interest in the use of DPAs as an enforcement tool.

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