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The Limits Of UK Double Jeopardy Protection

Law360 (February 21, 2019, 2:42 PM EST) -- If there is an overarching message in the new Security Fraud Office Director Lisa Osofsky’s recent speeches, it is the significance of cross-border cooperation. Corporate crime lawyers will have listened carefully to this message; their clients will always be keen to achieve finality when they negotiate settlements with prosecutors in different jurisdictions. How should individuals faced with cross-border criminal exposure interpret this message?

Individuals are sometimes tempted (or advised) to enter into plea negotiations in one jurisdiction on the basis that a guilty plea in that jurisdiction will act as a barrier to prosecution elsewhere. Unfortunately, the doctrine of double jeopardy...

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