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June 17, 2016

17 June 2016

Stumbling Blocks To DOJ’s Focus On Individuals: Jury Acquits Former Warner Chilcott Exec, Confirms AKS Cannot Be Used To Attack Efforts Merely To Build Relationships

In the wake of Warner Chilcott’s civil settlement and guilty plea last fall, DOJ made headlines with the indictment of former Warner Chilcott executive Carl Reichel for his alleged role in the company’s violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) (as discussed here).  The indictment closely followed the announcement by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates that the government was implementing a new commitment to prosecute individuals where appropriate (as discussed here).  Today the government’s highest-profile test case fell short, with a jury acquitting Reichel after less than one day of deliberations.

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