The DOJ Risks Killing the Golden Goose Through Computer Associates/Singleton Theories of Obstruction
Julie Rose O'Sullivan
Georgetown University Law Center
American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 1447, 2007
Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1088034
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1088034
The DOJ, through its corporate criminal charging policy, puts a premium on corporate cooperation with prosecutors. The partnership that the DOJ's cooperation policy demands of corporations is extremely valuable. But the DOJ threatens to kill its own golden goose by bringing a spate of high-profile prosecutions of corporate executives (Sanjay Kumar, Stephen Richards, and Greg Singleton) for obstruction of an official proceeding premised on their lies to the corporation's own counsel.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: Department of Justice, obstruction of justice, Singleton, corporationsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 28, 2008
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