Govt confirms plans for plea bargain deals in corporate crime crackdown

The Government is to press ahead with controversial reforms to usher in plea bargaining for corporates in what legal advisers regard as a major step towards US-style white collar crime enforcement in the UK. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today (23 October) said that it would legislate to bring in so-called deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in the UK in what the ministry dubbed an "important new tool to combat economic crime".

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