On April 20, 2017, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Trevor N. McFadden spoke at the American Conference Institute (“ACI”) about the Department of Justice’s continued focus on white collar crime. Affirming the Department’s commitment, McFadden said, “While we are boosting our focus on violent crime prosecutions, the Criminal Division is fully engaged in combating crime in all its forms, and no matter what color collar its perpetrators wear. McFadden highlighted the work of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (“MLARS”), citing the recent deferred prosecution agreement with Western Union in which the company agreed to forfeit $586 million for failing to maintain effective anti-money laundering controls; the Health Care Fraud Unit’s success in prosecuting Medicare fraud cases; and the Fraud Section’s focus on domestic and foreign corruption cases, citing the Public Integrity section’s caseload and upcoming trials. Turning to the FCPA, McFadden said that the “FCPA Unit’s aims are not to prosecute every company we can, or break our own records for the largest fines or longest prison sentences,” but rather “to motivate companies and individuals voluntarily to comply with the law.” He said that the Department “recognize[s] that business organizations are our partner in the fight against corruption, because they are in the best position to detect risk, to take preventative measures and to educate those who act on its behalf,” and said that the Department was “conducting a full assessment of the [FCPA] Pilot Program to consider how we can most effectively motivate companies and individuals to voluntarily comply with the law.” McFadden said that the Pilot Program would remain in effect while the Department conducted its evaluation of the program and emphasized that the Department takes into consideration voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation in making its charging decisions. Finally, McFadden highlighted the importance of international cooperation in foreign corruption cases and white collar prosecutions more broadly, stating that “in nearly all of the [Department’s] white collar cases, cooperation with our foreign partners has become a hallmark of our work.” McFadden concluded by reiterating the Department’s commitment to prosecuting both violent crime and white collar crime.
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