29 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1179 (1991-1992)
The Department of Justice Prosecutive Guidelines in Environment Cases Involving Voluntary Discosure - A Leap Forward or a Leap of Faith

handle is hein.journals/amcrimlr29 and id is 1193 raw text is: THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PROSECUTIVE
GUIDELINES IN ENVIRONMENTAL CASES INVOLVING
VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE - A LEAP FORWARD OR A
LEAP OF FAITH?
Vincent J. Marella*
1.  INTRODUCTION ..........................................  1180
II. NATURE AND PROVISIONS OF THE DOJ GUIDELINES ....... 1181
A.   Voluntary  Disclosure  .............................  1181
B.   Cooperation ............................... 1182
C. Preventive Measures and Compliance Programs ..... 1182
D. Additional Factors that May Be Relevant .......... 1183
1.  Pervasiveness of Noncompliance ............... 1183
2.   Internal Disciplinary  Action  ..................  1183
3.  Subsequent Compliance Efforts ............... 1184
III. COMPARISON OF THE DOJ GUIDELINES TO OTHER VOLUN-
TARY DISCLOSURE AND COOPERATION PROGRAMS ......... 1185
A. DOD/DOJ Voluntary Disclosure Program ........... 1185
B.   The IRS Voluntary Disclosure Policy .............. 1186
C.  Comparison of the DOJ Environmental Guidelines to
the DOD Voluntary Disclosure Program and the Trea-
sury  P olicy  .....................................  1187
IV. CONSIDERATIONS IN MAKING A VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE
UNDER  THE  DOJ  POLICY  ............................  1189
A .  N o  A m nesty  ....................................  1190
B.  Definition of Voluntary Disclosure ..............  1191
C.  Cooperation -  Disclosure of Results of Company's
Internal  Investigation  ............................  1191
D .  E PA  Listing  ....................................  1192
E.  Possible Impact of Sentencing Guidelines ........... 1193
F.  Parallel Regulatory and Prosecutive Authorities of
State  A gencies  ..................................  1194
G. Increased Investigative and Regulatory Scrutiny May
Result from the Disclosure of Noncompliance ....... 1194
* Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert & Matz, P.C.

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