Federal Prosecutors May No Longer Be Able to Demand Blanket Appeal Waivers

Federal Prosecutors May No Longer Be Able to Demand Blanket Appeal Waivers

Two weeks ago we posted here about a recent, fairly awful Third Circuit decision, United States v. Erwin, upholding boilerplate waiver-of-appeal clauses to the point of punishing a wayward appellant — who took a sentencing appeal in apparent violation of his waiver agreement — by setting his case down for resentencing and releasing the Government from its obligation to file a downward departure motion for cooperation.

DOJ Steps Up Efforts to Investigate and Prosecute Criminal False Claims Act Cases

By | White Collar Briefly | September 25, 2014
DOJ Steps Up Efforts to Investigate and Prosecute Criminal False Claims Act Cases

DOJ has announced that it will increase efforts to investigate and prosecute criminal actions under the False Claims Act.  In a recent address to the False Claims Act plaintiffs’ bar, Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, described the Criminal Division’s recent successes in prosecuting healthcare and government procurement fraud and its renewed efforts to coordinate with DOJ’s Civil Division and the plaintiffs’ bar to pursue larger, high-profile criminal False Claims Act cases.