Important developments in U.S. securities law, white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and other emerging issues impacting financial services institutions, publicly traded companies and private investment funds
Last week the Supreme Court further clarified the procedures and limits regarding the government’s ability to freeze assets in connection with criminal prosecutions. Following the 2014 decision in Kaley v. United States, where the Court ruled (in the government’s favor) that a defendant could not challenge the legality of a pre-trial asset seizure by contesting … Continue Reading
In an effort to lessen the risk that businesses and individuals performing legitimate financial transactions will have funds frozen through a prosecutor’s use of forfeiture laws, on March 31, Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidance concerning asset forfeiture in structuring offenses. The new policy restricts the use by prosecutors of civil or criminal asset forfeiture … Continue Reading
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