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McNulty Memo Fails to Silence Calls for Specter Bill

When Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty released the revised Department of Justice guidelines for federal prosecutors to use in determining whether or not to charge corporations criminally, it was the general perception that McNulty was responding to growing criticism of the Thompson Memo. (See my prior post on the topic, here.) It was also believed … Continue Reading

McNulty Memo Replaces Thompson Memo

As The D & O Diary has previously noted (most recently here), the Thompson Memo, the Department of Justice’s corporate criminality guidelines for prosecutors, has been the target of significant criticism. In the KMPG tax shelters prosecution, the judge found prosecutor’s implementation of the Memo to be unconstitutional (here). Most recently, Sen. Arlen Specter proposed … Continue Reading