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      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Commercial and Administrative Law
    IntroducedApril 2nd, 2009

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Title

Accountability in Deferred Prosecution Act of 2009

Official Title

To regulate certain deferred prosecution agreements and nonprosecution agreements in Federal criminal cases.

Summary

Accountability in Deferred Prosecution Act of 2009 - Requires the Attorney General to: (1) issue public written guidelines for deferred prosecution agreements and nonprosecution agreements; (2) establish rules for the selection of independent monitors for deferred prosecution agreements; and (3) place the text of deferred prosecution agreements on the public website of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Defines "deferred prosecution agreement" as an agreement between a federal prosecutor and an organization to conditionally defer criminal prosecution of that organization. Defines "nonprosecution agreement" as an agreement between a federal prosecutor and an organization to conditionally decide not to file criminal charges against the organization. Requires a deferred prosecution agreement to be filed in an appropriate U.S. district court. Requires such court to approve an agreement if it is consistent with the guidelines for such agreements and is in the interests of justice.

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