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14 May 2021

Debate hosted by Corker Binning with Ex-SFO Chief David Green

Following a debate hosted by Corker Binning, Global Investigations Review and Law360 have reported on the discussions, which saw Ex-SFO Chief David Green defend the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements.

“On a webcast run by Corker Binning, Green said the “subliminal point” behind the criticism “that dare not speak its name” is why a company would agree to a DPA – which allows them to avoid prosecution by admitting to misconduct and typically paying substantial fines – if the agency is incapable of convicting individuals at trial”

On the counter point, David Corker said: “My fear is that DPAs, because they are relatively easy to obtain, are leading the SFO down the garden path, leading the SFO to believe the case against the individual is stronger than it is.”

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