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By John Hasnas
On the grounds that Enron's cave in in 2002, the government has stepped up its crusade opposed to white-collar crime. during this well timed publication, John Hasnas unearths how the government's attempt to implement criminal principles has created a Catch-22 criminal atmosphere within which businesspeople needs to both act unethically or illegally.
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Both offenses make it a separate crime for an individual to do anything that would make the government’s effort to convict that individual or anyone else of another substantive crime more difficult. Neither offense, however, requires that there actually be any underlying substantive criminal activity. One can be guilty of either offense without being guilty of anything else, as Martha Stewart’s recent convictions demonstrate. Stewart was convicted of both false statements and obstruction of justice in connection with statements she made to federal investigators during a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of 39 TRAPPED: WHEN ACTING ETHICALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW allegations of insider trading in shares of ImClone Systems Inc.
Stewart was convicted of both false statements and obstruction of justice in connection with statements she made to federal investigators during a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of 39 TRAPPED: WHEN ACTING ETHICALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW allegations of insider trading in shares of ImClone Systems Inc. stock. 64 Thus, these statutes empower prosecutors to go after not just criminals attempting to avoid detection and punishment, but anyone who interferes with a federal investigation, regardless of the reason.
Thus, in United States v. C. 54 This provision criminalizes the use of more than $10,000 of one’s own money, regardless of its source, once it has been commingled with illegal proceeds. 55 By thus making the otherwise innocent use of illegal proceeds a criminal offense in itself, the money laundering statutes expand the range of activities the government may investigate by an order 37 TRAPPED: WHEN ACTING ETHICALLY IS AGAINST THE LAW of magnitude and greatly facilitate the government’s ability to trace suspected criminal activity.
Trapped: When Acting Ethically is Against the Law by John Hasnas