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Is This the Beginning of a Sentencing Revolution?

Third Circuit Limits Sentencing Guidelines to Actual Loss: Implications for Fraud and Possibly Antitrust Sentencing On Nov. 30, 2022, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2019 decision in Keiser v. Wilkie and contrary to the guidelines’ own commentary, the Third Circuit decided that the loss enhancement to the fraud guideline in the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (“USSG”) applies only … Continue Reading

DOJ Antitrust Brings First Criminal Monopolization Case in More Than 40 Years

Key Takeaways U.S. v. Nathan Nephi Zito is the first criminal monopolization case in more than 40 years, reversing the Antitrust Division’s practice of pursuing monopolization cases only civilly. The elements enumerated in the Zito plea agreement are the same elements required in a civil case, but prosecutors may encounter obstacles trying to prove these elements beyond a … Continue Reading

Antitrust Division Announces Newfound Intent to Pursue Monopolization Cases Criminally

This week, during a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, Antitrust Division Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers sent shockwaves through the defense bar with a surprising revelation. Speaking about the Antitrust Division’s plans for vigorous enforcement, he revealed that the Division intends to use its power to … Continue Reading
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