U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty has authored a memo revising the Department of Justice’s guidelines for federal prosecutors looking to press charges against white-collar criminals.
The new guidance revises the Thompson Memorandum, which was issued in January 2003 by former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson. That memo, issued in the wake of Enron’s collapse, provides guidance to prosecutors, offering nine factors to use when deciding whether to charge a corporation with criminal offenses.
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