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Grand Theft Auto Meets The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Arthur Andersen was one of the many casualties of the collapse of Enron Corporation.  In 2002, a jury found the once well respected firm guilty of violating 18 U.S.C. §§ 1512(b)(2)(A) and (B).  These sections make it a crime to “knowingly use intimidation or physical force, threaten, or corruptly persuade another person . . .…

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“This Is Not The Way Criminal Law Is Supposed To Work.”

Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in U.S. v. Goyal, No. 08-1436 (Dec. 10, 2010).  This case involved an appeal by the former Chief Financial Officer of Network Associates, Inc. (now known as McAfee, Inc.).  This unfortunate individual was indicted, tried and convicted of one count of securities fraud, seven…

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