Justice Department Vows Tougher Action Against White-Collar Crime – WSJ

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on Thursday said prosecutors would consider all prior wrongdoing by corporations when deciding how to resolve a new investigation. Previously, prosecutors were allowed to only review cases whose facts were similar to the claims in the latest probe.

Corporations also won’t qualify for leniency programs unless they provide information on all employees or executives believed to have participated in crimes such as fraud or bribery, Ms. Monaco said. That notice revives a policy announced during the last years of the Obama administration that was softened during the Trump administration.

Source: Justice Department Vows Tougher Action Against White-Collar Crime – WSJ