Violating Federal Regs Can Have Criminal Consequences By David Axelrod


Business law is rapidly becoming enmeshed with criminal law. This creates new hazards for corporations and corporative officials, stemming in large part form the government’s reliance on criminal sanctions to enforce federal regulations.

The government’s effort is fueled by a cocktail of highly complex regulations and expansive criminal statues that can ensnare even the most savvy corporate officials. Especially difficult problems may arise when a corporation discovers that offenses have already been committed by employees acting in its name.

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