A bipartisan group of 11 former senior Justice Department officials has written AG Alberto Gonzales to protest the government's tactics in investigating corporate wrongdoing. Singled out for criticism are Justice Department policies outlined in the 2003 Thompson memo -- named for former Deputy AG Larry Thompson -- encouraging prosecutors to demand that companies under scrutiny waive the attorney-client privilege in return for more lenient treatment from government investigators.
Former Justice Officials Critical of Thompson Memo Policy
September 8, 2006
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