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Deputy Assistant Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco gave the keynote speech at the recent ABA Annual White Collar Institute, and announced a new DOJ Program to incentivize individuals with knowledge of corporate financial crimes to come forward.  Video here; Print copy here. Currently, the DOJ is authorized to pay awards for information or assistance

All I want for Christmas is a criminal antitrust whistleblower statute.  The SEC, CFTC and other enforcement agencies charged with uncovering and prosecuting financial fraud have had another strong year thanks to their whistleblower programs.  These agencies sing the praises of their reliance on whistleblowers to uncover illegal schemes.  It is not difficult to understand

            Below is an updated version of a previous blog post I ran about the need for a criminal antitrust whistleblower statute.  Revised with new typos:
            I have been advocating for some time that cartel whistleblower legislation be passed.  Whistleblower legislation has been phenomenally successful for the SEC and other agencies and there is

            At the recent American Bar Association’s National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite gave major talks outlining further developments inDepartment of Justice’s Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policy. The new policies are designed to further the DOJ goal of rewarding companies for compliance programs

            Last week the Supreme Court decided a case interpreting the Bank Secrecy Act, Bittner v. U.S., 598 U.S. __(2023).  Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson joined Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion for the majority in a 5-4 decision. The case revolved around what constitutes a violation of the act: Each unreported foreign account? Or: Only the

            In the Charlie Brown Halloween Special, when the Peanuts gang looks into their goody bag, Lucy says: “I got five pieces of candy.”  Sally says: “I got a chocolate bar.” Pigpen says, “I got a quarter.” Charlie Brown says: “I got a rock.”  As the night went on, all poor Charlie Brown ever got

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a