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June 8, 2017

DOJ Ends Holder-Era “Slush Fund” Payouts

In a memo sent to 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would end the practice that allowed companies to meet settlement burdens by giving money to groups that were not parties to the cases, sending the money, instead, to the Treasury Department or victims, writes Fox News.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard commended Sessions’ decision for directing DOJ officials to “seek justice” in a manner “consistent with public interest,” adding: “Not how much money they can generate for outside interest groups unconnected with the underlying enforcement action.”

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