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U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes Changes Regarding Sentencing of Corporations

On January 21, 2010, the United States Sentencing Commission issued a notice of proposed amendments to the United States Sentencing Guidelines (“Guidelines” or “USSG”) and to its commentary regarding the sentencing of organizations. In large part, the proposed amendments would add requirements for an effective compliance and ethics program a corporation must meet in order to receive a reduction in its fine under the Guidelines.