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ALM Business Crimes Bulletin

Doreen Klein, senior counsel at McKool Smith, and her co-author, discuss the guidelines for ‘abuse of trust.’ The Federal Sentencing Guidelines establish factors that a court is authorized to consider in imposing a sentence upon a criminal defendant, and assign numeric values to those factors in an effort to achieve more consistency in sentencing. Just as the types of fraud are constantly changing and evolving, so too are the factors that support sentencing for those schemes.

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