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  • Tina Soreide on Negotiated Settlements in Bribery Cases and the Leniency Ladder
    by Editor on 29/06/2020 at 6:03 pm

    More than ever, corporate crime prosecutors are strapped for funds.  What to do? Deputize the corporation to investigate and self-report to the government.  In exchange, prosecutors enter into non-trial settlements – deferred prosecution agreements, non prosecution agreements, […]

  • California Bernie Delegates to Nancy Pelosi: Pass the Damn Single Payer Bill
    by Editor on 29/06/2020 at 3:56 pm

    In the run up to the Democratic National Convention, 116 California delegates for Bernie Sanders have signed an open letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to hold an up or down vote now on HR 1384, the Medicare for All Bill that would establish a national health insurance program to […]

  • Duke Law Professor Brandon Garrett on Corporate Criminal Immigration Prosecutions
    by Editor on 25/06/2020 at 9:42 am

    Immigration laws are criminally enforced not just against individuals, but also against corporations.  For individuals, federal immigration prosecutions are a mass phenomenon. More than a third of the federal criminal docket – nearly 40,000 cases each year – consists of […]

  • Cornel West on James Clyburn Big Pharma and the Neoliberal Democrats
    by Editor on 24/06/2020 at 5:03 pm

    Cornel West appeared last week on The Useful Idiots podcast with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper.  Taibbi asked — why did Bernie Sanders lose the Democratic primary, what happened? “The neoliberal establishment of the Democratic Party came together, exemplified a level of unity and […]

  • Former Manhattan Federal Prosecutors Condemn Trump Firing of U.S. Attorney Berman
    by Editor on 21/06/2020 at 4:16 pm

    More than 160 former Manhattan federal prosecutors have signed an open letter condemning President Donald Trump’s firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. “We, all former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York, deplore the recent actions of […]

  • Gerald Posner on Pharma and the Poisoning of America
    by Editor on 18/06/2020 at 9:22 am

    Any history of the pharmaceutical industry in America is going to be in part a history of corporate crime. And any history of corporate crime in the pharmaceutical industry won’t take long before it gets to the Sackler family, their company Purdue Pharma and the opioid crisis that has claimed […]

  • Boeing Says One Thing to the Cameras Another Thing to the Courts
    by Editor on 17/06/2020 at 6:20 pm

    Michael Stumo who lost his daughter, Samya Rose Stumo, in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia, testified this morning at a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee. Stumo was invited to testify following testimony of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) head Steve Dickson.   Stumo […]

  • John Geyman on Profiteering Corruption and Fraud in US Health Care
    by Editor on 12/06/2020 at 10:09 am

    Profiteering, corruption and fraud are emblematic of our profit-driven, corporatized marketplace. The three bleed into each other in an entangled way, and they are ever increasing. We have to ask ourselves and answer – who is the health care system for? The for profit health care […]

  • Todd Haugh on the Criminalization of Compliance
    by Editor on 05/06/2020 at 10:14 am

    Corporate compliance is becoming increasingly criminalized.  What began as a means of industry self-regulation has morphed into a multibillion dollar effort to avoid government intervention in business, specifically criminal and quasi-criminal investigations and prosecutions. In order to avoid […]

  • Stumo Family Urges Senate Commerce Committee to Reject Wicker Aviation Safety Bill
    by Editor on 04/06/2020 at 8:30 pm

    The family of Samya Rose Stumo, who died in the the crash of the Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia on March 10, 2019, has sent a letter to the members of the Senate Commerce Committee urging them to reject legislation, called The Aviation Safety Improvement Act of 2020, that was introduced this week by […]

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