With the advent of the Sentencing Guidelines for in dividuals in 1989 and corporations in 1991, and the application of alternat ive sentencing provisions of the United States code, the possibility of longer jail terms (up to three years) and large fines (up to $500 million) has raised the profile of criminal antitrust enforcement. The third edition of the Handbook on Antitrust Grand Jury Investigations updates and expands substantially the second edition published in 1988 to reflect the changes in the investigation and enforcement of criminal antitrust violations.
Focusing on the process and procedures involved in a criminal investigation, this volume analyses the legal and practical issues arising in grand jury investigations that face a company or an individual caught in the throes of such an investigation. Counsel are offered a comprehensive discussion of the possible issues that may arise in a grand jury investigation. Current investigation methods are described, potential defenses are identified, and international issues are summarized.
Moreover, this edition also provides cross-references to other sources of guidance for problems that may arise in the course of a criminal investigation. Each chapter is designed to be relatively self-contained, as not every issue arises in every grand jury investigation.