U.S. Dept. of Justice (DoJ) loves plea deals, hates juries:
Since September 2011, federal prosecutors have taken only four FCPA [Foreign Corrupt Practices Act] cases to trial. All of them ended in “debacles for the government.”
But since DoJ knows that bully swagger almost always gets the desired results, it remains committed to cloaking its thuggery in due process:
FCPA cases, by their very nature, often require proof of criminal acts carried out in foreign countries. While obtaining foreign evidence—documents and witnesses—poses particular challenges in FCPA cases, the department remains committed to working with its domestic and foreign law enforcement partners to continue to bring successful prosecutions against the individuals who bribe foreign officials and the companies they work for.
Four in-court fails in four years means keep on with “successful prosecutions”? Shouldn’t the phrase be “successful intimidations”?