In a step back from aggressive prosecution tactics outlined in the so-called Thompson memo, the Justice Department announced Tuesday that federal prosecutors must seek senior DOJ officials' approval before asking a company to turn over the results of an internal investigation or the strategic advice of the company's lawyers. And with rare exception, prosecutors can no longer pressure companies to cut off legal fees to executives or employees under scrutiny in fraud investigations.
DOJ Revises Corporate Fraud Procedures
December 13, 2006
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