United States Sentencing Commission Issues Proposed Guidelines Related to the Sentencing of Companies Charged With Federal Crimes


Last month, the United States Sentencing Commission ("USSC") proposed several modifications of the United States Sentencing Guidelines that will have far reaching ramifications for any company caught up in a federal investigation. The amendments related to (1) steps a company should take if it uncovers criminal conduct, (2) document retention policies, (3) possible installation of corporate monitors, and (4) corporate governance issues related to compliance.

Let's discuss the most controversial topic first: corporate monitors.

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