White-Collar Crime

False Statement Prosecutions: Major Change?

, New York Law Journal

In their White-Collar Crime column, Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack write: The DOJ has recently taken a position on one element of a Section 1001 charge—the "willfulness" requirement—which has drawn renewed attention to the broad reach of the law. Only this time, the DOJ has surprised observers by announcing a position that, at first blush, makes it tougher for the government to prosecute.

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Originally appeared in print as False Statement Prosecutions: Major Change at Justice Department?