The U.S. Department of Justice had the jurisdiction to prosecute obstruction charges stemming from an internal investigation of excessive force against a federal inmate at a private prison, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Applying a section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 passed to tighten up a patchwork of provisions governing the destruction or fabrication of evidence, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the obstruction-of-justice convictions of two guards at the Queens Private Correctional Facility (QPCF).

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]