FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 30-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 2
How do the federal sentencing guidelines work in federal fraud cases?
How do the federal sentencing guidelines work?
How Does A Federal Judge Decide What Sentence To Impose In a Federal Criminal Case?
This episode 30 is Part 2 of my interview with the FCPA Professor. ...more
In Harmelin v. Michigan, the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that there is no proportionality requirement for criminal sentences. Here are some important facts regarding this case...more
Last week's wins are below - and there are some great reads.
But today, let's congratulate Greg Poe for his work challenging sanctions imposed on a fine career AFPD in the Sixth Circuit....more
In a key sentencing decision handed down this year, the United States Supreme Court held that the Ex Post Facto Clause is violated when a defendant is sentenced under provisions of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines...more
Mandatory minimum sentences were introduced in North Carolina 20 years ago in an attempt to both standardize sentencing and to deter criminals from committing acts that would with certainty land them behind bars. By removing...more
A recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision narrows the ability of the government to revisit uncharged crimes against a person whose plea has been vacated due to a change in the law....more
It's a bit of a sleepy week in the circuits, but not too sleepy in the news....more
One of the things that I am often asked is how are fines and penalties calculated for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations? ...more
People love to make mountains out of mole hills. Or to put in another way (as my daughter might say), “She/he is a drama freak.”...more
Program and culture assessments -
Assessments have long been recognized as having a critical impact on the effectiveness of ethics and compliance efforts. Best practice programs have often employed assessments – formal...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled on an issue lying at the intersection of fraud conspiracies and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines: the government’s separate burden of proof against each co-defendant...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit is currently considering a sentencing issue of great significance in cases in which a number of individuals work together to bring about a financial fraud. The question posed is...more
A recent decision from the Eleventh Circuit indicates that deterring future white collar crime is a substantial factor in shaping appellate court rulings relating to appropriate sentences for fraud, particularly when a...more
Two wins in the Eighth Circuit - nice. Other than that, it's a whole lot of resentencing news.
In news related to last week's short wins post, though, where I lamented that Assistant Federal Public Defenders will be...more
The federal sentencing guidelines are probably the most problematic in three areas - fraud, child pornography, and drugs....more
Michael Roussel used to be a Captain in the New Orleans Police Department. As you might expect, he was convicted of bribery....more
It's a good week in the circuits for folks accused of federal crimes.
The Seventh Circuit has been active (though sadly without Judge Posner). United States v. Diaz-Rios looks interesting - it's a remand for resentencing...more
In This Issue:
- Standards and Procedures
- Organizational Leadership and Culture
- Reasonable Efforts to Exclude Bad Actors From Managerial Ranks
- Training and Education
In This Issue:
Overview Of Insider Trading Law; 2012 Enforcement activity; Galleon Update; Expert Network Cases; What Does Cooperation Buy You?; Global Trading, Global Enforcement; Legislative Reform; 10b5-1 Plans: Not...more
There can be no dispute that the death of Aaron Swartz – the Internet activist who took his own life on Friday, January 11 – is tragic. There can also be no dispute that the grief and anger his family feel is very real. The...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), describes how the federal sentencing guidelines work in fraud cases.
White-collar cases have received...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), describes how the federal sentencing guidelines function. The federal sentencing guidelines are one part of...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), describes how a federal judge decides what sentence a person who has been convicted of a federal crime should...more
Last week, Congress adopted comprehensive health care reform through the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (H.R. 3590) (signed into law on March 23) and the Health Care and Education...more