Interview with Jon Ashley

Aug. 1, 2020, 4:41 p.m. | jashley

We recently had the pleasure of talking with the Corporate Crime Reporter regarding the genesis and recent work on the Registry. It was great timing, as we've put in a fair bit of effort lately to update the site's infrastructure to accommodate an ever-growing list of entities. Jon also discussed recent FOIA requests for a dozen undisclosed non-prosecution agreements and a list of all such agreements the DOJ has struck. That effort is still in process. ...

Major Updates to the Registry

April 28, 2020, 8:22 p.m. | jashley

If you've wondered why the Registry hasn't been updated for awhile, there's a reason. Over the past several months we've updated the infrastructure hosting the site to something that will accommodate future growth; corporate crime doesn't seem to be stopping. In technical terms we've migrated from a home-grown collection of Python scripts that generate a static, flat-file website to Django, a Python web framework with a SQL back-end. While the site looks the same, these changes will enable us to input and update records faster and provide an easier path to doing fun things with the data lik ...

Corporate Immigration Enforcement

Aug. 10, 2019, 12:42 p.m. | bgarrett

Yesterday, the Wash. Post reported on a decline in corporate immigration enforcement, citing to the Duke / UVA Registry. “Prosecuting corporations, as opposed to individual workers or managers, for immigration-related offenses was also relatively rare during the Obama administration, but it has slowed further under the Trump administration, according to a database maintained by Duke University and the University of Virginia and data reviewed ...

Declining Corporate Prosecutions

April 4, 2019, 9:58 p.m. | jashley

A new article, forthcoming in the American Criminal Law Review, develops new data from the last two years of the Duke / UVA Corporate Crime Registry. It is now available on SSRN here. A description of the findings: Two years into the Trump Administration, newly collected data allows one to assess what impact a series of new policies have had on corporate enforcement. To provide a snapshot comparison, in its last 20 months, the Obama Administration levied $14.15 billion in total corporate penalties—w ...

Ending Too Big to Jail Act

April 4, 2019, 12:42 p.m. | bgarrett

This week Sen. Elizabeth Warren re-introduced an “Ending Too Big to Jail Act” . Portions of the legislation deal with new resources for corporate criminal investigations at the Department of Justice. For a discussion of the legislation, and my comments on the need for resources to bring highly complex corporate investigations, see this story at Vox. That coverage discusses examples concerning settlements wit ...


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