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    The U.S. Sentencing Commission and Ethics Compliance

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    The US Sentencing Commission allows prosecutors to determine appropriate penalties by assessing the quality of an organization's compliance program. What do the sentencing guidelines state with respect to ethics programs? Are Federal judges required to follow these guidelines?

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    In regards to ethics programs, the U.S. Sentencing Commission states that organizations must comply in certain regards. More specifically, organizations have to practice due diligence to prevent and detect criminal conduct. We see these measures replicated in internal control programs as set forth by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (established by the PCAOB, which is the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board). Furthermore, an organization must establish ethical guidelines, which are also maintained and continually enforced, that ...

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    This solution discusses the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and ethics and legal compliance in respect to federal judges. Additional resources are provided for student expansion. The expert provides two references.