DOJ Warns It Is Preparing to Launch ‘Crackdown’ on Wrongdoing by Companies

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to launch a “crackdown” on wrongdoing by companies within the coming weeks, a senior official said Thursday. Speaking to the Financial Times, John Carlin, who is working on the department’s planned crackdown, said, “you’ll see cases in the weeks to come” which will involve, “some of the largest corporations” operating in the United States. The crackdown could potentially target companies who have violated the terms of deferred prosecution agreements (DPA), an arrangement reached between a prosecutor and a company to resolve a matter that could otherwise be prosecuted. The charges are typically dropped if the company agrees to comply with certain conditions or follow through on its obligations. Carlin, who served as acting deputy attorney general for a short time after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, said that the department may go after companies that do not follow through on its obligations as set by the deferred prosecution agreements, and …

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By Kelly Sanchez

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