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This paper assesses the federal government's regulation of white-collar criminal prosecution as articulated in the 2003 memorandum issued by then-Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson. In particular, the paper is critical of the memorandum's open inducement to corporations under investigation to waive attorney-client privilege and refuse to advance attorneys' fees to individual defendants. The paper proposes specific reforms to reduce the tendency of government prosecutions to infringe on important individual liberties.
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Manhattan Institute
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