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The UK’s Use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements


5/6/19: Although the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) has been part of the US Department of Justice’s arsenal of enforcement tools for many years, the UK only launched its use of DPAs about five years ago.  An article by Neil Hodge in Compliance Week drills into some of the challenges that have emerged in the use of DPAs...

The article uses the fraud case involving Tesco and some of its executives to shine a light on the effectiveness of the SFO’s investigations and prosecutions.  The article is informative, both from its review of the Tesco case and for its broader examination of the DPA in the United Kingdom.

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The UK’s Use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements

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