Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Cookie-Cutter Justice – DealBook

Lanny A. Breuer, the head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, last week spoke to the New York City Bar Association, extolling the virtues of deferred and nonprosecution agreements as the new standard for how the Justice Department deals with criminal conduct by corporations….

But are these agreements all they are cracked up to be as an enforcement tool? Or do they let corporations off too easily? Like anything in the world of white-collar crime, there are good reasons to use them, but questions remain about whether they should be the norm for policing corporate misconduct.

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