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Matt Chester and Kerry Miller Comment on DOJ's New Focus on Prosecuting Individuals for Corporate Wrongdoing in CityBusiness


The U.S. Department of Justice says it is not willing to give leniency to companies facing criminal charges unless they are willing to assist the department in prosecuting individual employees. In this CityBusiness article, Matt Chester and Kerry Miller discuss the DOJ's aggressive stance.

"The department is giving guidance to prosecutors, to say, 'Hey, we want companies to fully cooperate and they need to provide any and all types of information that is relevant,'" Chester said. "And they need to name names they need to do the sorts of things we as prosecutors want them to do."

Kerry Miller adds that, when a company is facing a criminal issue, it wants to be in control of the situation.

"A lot of companies will do an internal investigation," Mr. Miller said. "When companies are under investigation, it's never as simple as just being up against the Department of Justice, it'll involve – depending what industry you're in– a whole group of regulators and investigators, and congressional committee."

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