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"New Fraud Sentencing Guidelines"



5/13/15: There are new sentencing guidelines for fraud cases, becoming effective in November 2015. An article by Randall Eliason published on the Sidebars website explains some of the amendments that will come into play. According to Eliason, several of the amendments focus specifically on the guideline for economic crimes... and fraud cases, “… probably the most commonly used guidelines for white collar crimes.”  Eliason goes on to write, “The overall effect of the amendments will be to reduce the recommended sentence in many fraud cases, particularly those involving large dollar amounts.” 

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