Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Justice Department Reviews Corporate Prosecution Rules

A Justice Department official on Tuesday defended the tactics used by federal prosecutors taking on corporations in the post-Enron era, but he also indicated that the agency might consider changes to the agency’s guidelines.
The comments by the official, Paul J. McNulty, a deputy attorney general, came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and were the first public response by a senior Justice Department official to mounting criticism from companies and lawyers that the tactics are being used as a bludgeon to force companies to cooperate with investigations.

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