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Model Annotated Corporate Plea Agreement
Last Updated October 11, 2006

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
[XXXX] DISTRICT OF [XXXXXX]
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
V.
[GLOBAL PRODUCTS, INC.],
Defendant.



Criminal No. [XXXX]
Filed:
Violation:

PLEA AGREEMENT

The United States of America and [Global Products, Inc.] ("defendant"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of [STATE OR if foreign--COUNTRY], hereby enter into the following Plea Agreement pursuant to Rule 11(c)(1)(B OR C) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure ("Fed. R. Crim. P."):

RIGHTS OF DEFENDANT

1. The defendant understands its rights:

  • to be represented by an attorney;
  • to be charged by Indictment;
  • [as a corporation organized and existing under the laws of [COUNTRY], to decline to accept service of the Summons in this case, and to contest the jurisdiction of the United States to prosecute this case against it in the United States District Court for the [XXXX] District of [XXXX];]
  • to plead not guilty to any criminal charge brought against it;
  • to have a trial by jury, at which it would be presumed not guilty of the charge and the United States would have to prove every essential element of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt for it to be found guilty;
  • to confront and cross-examine witnesses against it and to subpoena witnesses in its defense at trial;
  • to appeal its conviction if it is found guilty; and
  • to appeal the imposition of sentence against it.

AGREEMENT TO PLEAD GUILTY AND WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS

2. The defendant knowingly and voluntarily waives the rights set out in Paragraph 1(b)-(g) above[, including all jurisdictional defenses to the prosecution of this case, and agrees voluntarily to consent to the jurisdiction of the United States to prosecute this case against it in the United States District Court for the [XXXXX] District of [XXXX]]. The defendant also knowingly and voluntarily waives the right to file any appeal, any collateral attack, or any other writ or motion, including but not limited to an appeal under 18 U.S.C. 3742, that challenges the sentence imposed by the Court if that sentence is consistent with or below the recommended sentence in Paragraph 8 of this Plea Agreement, regardless of how the sentence is determined by the Court. This agreement does not affect the rights or obligations of the United States as set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3742(b) [ for C agreements only, also insert "-(c)"]. Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 7(b), the defendant will waive indictment and plead guilty at arraignment to a [one]-count Information [in the form attached] to be filed in the United States District Court for the [XXXXXX] District of [XXXXXX]. The Information will charge the defendant with participating in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition by [DESCRIPTION OF CHARGE AS SET OUT IN THE CHARGING PARAGRAPH OF THE INFORMATION] sold in [the United States and elsewhere], [TIME FRAME], in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. 1.

3. The defendant, pursuant to the terms of this Plea Agreement, will plead guilty to the criminal charge described in Paragraph 2 above and will make a factual admission of guilt to the Court in accordance with Fed. R. Crim. P. 11, as set forth in Paragraph 4 below.

FACTUAL BASIS FOR OFFENSE CHARGED

4. Had this case gone to trial, the United States would have presented evidence sufficient to prove the following facts:

  • For purposes of this Plea Agreement, the "relevant period" is that period [TIME PERIOD FROM CHARGING PARAGRAPH OF INFORMATION]. During the relevant period, the defendant was a corporation organized and existing under the laws of [STATE OR if foreign--COUNTRY]. The defendant has its principal place of business in [CITY, STATE OR if foreign--CITY, COUNTRY]. During the relevant period, the defendant was a [producer] of [PRODUCT], was engaged in the sale of [PRODUCT] in [the United States and elsewhere][, and employed X or more individuals]. [SHORT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION]. [During the relevant period, the defendant's sales of [PRODUCT] to U.S. customers totaled at least $ [AFFECTED SALES VOLUME THAT WILL BE USED TO CALCULATE ADVISORY GUIDELINES RANGE].]
  • During the relevant period, the defendant, through its [RELEVANT ACTORS, e.g. officers and employees], [including high-level personnel of the defendant,] participated in a conspiracy among major [PRODUCT] [producers], the primary purpose of which was to [DESCRIPTION OF THE CHARGE] sold in [the United States and elsewhere]. In furtherance of the conspiracy, the defendant, through its [RELEVANT ACTORS], engaged in discussions and attended meetings with representatives of other major [PRODUCT] [producers]. During these discussions and meetings, agreements were reached to [DESCRIPTION OF THE CHARGE] to be sold in [the United States and elsewhere]. [In a bid-rigging case where defendant submitted comp bid(s), may insert - The largest contract on which the defendant submitted a complementary bid in connection with the conspiracy was in the amount of $[XXX].]
  • [Description of relevant interstate and foreign commerce. Common description is as follows - During the relevant period, [PRODUCT] sold by one or more of the conspirator firms, and equipment and supplies necessary to the production and distribution of [PRODUCT], as well as payments for [PRODUCT], traveled in interstate [and foreign ]commerce.] The business activities of the defendant and its co-conspirators in connection with the [production and sale] of [PRODUCT] affected by this conspiracy were within the flow of, and substantially affected, interstate [and foreign ]trade and commerce.
  • Acts in furtherance of this conspiracy were carried out within the [XXXXX] District of [XXXXX], [XXXXX] Division. [ Description of relevant venue. Common descriptions are as follows -- [The conspiratorial meetings and discussions described above took place in [the United States and elsewhere], and at least one of these meetings [which was attended by a representative of the defendant] occurred in this District.] OR [[PRODUCT] affected by this conspiracy was sold by one or more of the conspirators to customers in this District.]]

POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE

5. The defendant understands that the statutory maximum penalty which may be imposed against it upon conviction for a violation of Section One of the Sherman Antitrust Act is a fine in an amount equal to the greatest of:

  • $[10] million (15 U.S.C. 1);
  • twice the gross pecuniary gain the conspirators derived from the crime (18 U.S.C. 3571(c) and (d)); or
  • twice the gross pecuniary loss caused to the victims of the crime by the conspirators (18 U.S.C. 3571(c) and (d)).

6. In addition, the defendant understands that:

  • pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3561(c)(1), the Court may impose a term of probation of at least one year, but not more than five years;
  • pursuant to 8B1.1 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines ("U.S.S.G.," "Sentencing Guidelines," or "Guidelines"), 18 U.S.C. 3563(b)(2) or 3663(a)(3), the Court may order it to pay restitution to the victims of the offense; and
  • pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3013(a)(2)(B), the Court is required to order the defendant to pay a $400 special assessment upon conviction for the charged crime.

SENTENCING GUIDELINES

7. The defendant understands that the Sentencing Guidelines are advisory, not mandatory, but that the Court must consider the Guidelines in effect on the day of sentencing, along with the other factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a), in determining and imposing sentence. The defendant understands that the Guidelines determinations will be made by the Court by a preponderance of the evidence standard. The defendant understands that although the Court is not ultimately bound to impose a sentence within the applicable Guidelines range, its sentence must be reasonable based upon consideration of all relevant sentencing factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a). [Pursuant to U.S.S.G. 1B1.8, the United States agrees that self-incriminating information that the defendant provides to the United States pursuant to this Plea Agreement will not be used to increase the volume of affected commerce attributable to the defendant or in determining the defendant's applicable Guidelines range, except to the extent provided in U.S.S.G. 1B1.8(b).]

SENTENCING AGREEMENT

8. Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(1)(B OR C), [if a B agreement-- the United States agrees that it will recommend, as the appropriate disposition of this case, that the Court impose] OR [if a C agreement-- the United States and the defendant agree that the appropriate disposition of this case is, and agree to recommend jointly that the Court impose,] a sentence [within the applicable Guidelines range] requiring the defendant to pay to the United States a criminal fine of $[XX] million[, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3571(d),][payable in full before the fifteenth (15th) day after the date of judgment] OR [payable in installments as set forth below [with interest accruing under 18 U.S.C. 3612(f)(1)-(2)] OR [without interest pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3612(f)(3)(A) OR 3612(h)]], [and restitution of $XXX pursuant to 18 U.S.C. [3563(b)(2)/3663(a)(3)/ OR 3663A(c)(1)(A)(ii)] [payable in full before [DATE]] OR [payable in installments as set forth below [with interest accruing under 18 U.S.C. 3612(f)(1)-(2)] OR [without interest pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3612(f)(3)(A) OR 3612(h)]]] ("the recommended sentence"). The parties agree that there exists no aggravating or mitigating circumstance of a kind, or to a degree, not adequately taken into consideration by the U.S. Sentencing Commission in formulating the Sentencing Guidelines justifying a departure pursuant to U.S.S.G. 5K2.0. The parties agree not to seek or support any sentence outside of the Guidelines range nor any Guidelines adjustment for any reason that is not set forth in this Plea Agreement. The parties further agree that the recommended sentence set forth in this Plea Agreement is reasonable.

  • [The United States and the defendant agree to recommend, in the interest of justice pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3572(d)(1) [and U.S.S.G. 8C3.2(b)], that the fine be paid in the following installments: within thirty (30) days of imposition of sentence -- $[XX] million [(plus any accrued interest)]; at the one-year anniversary of imposition of sentence ("anniversary") -- $[XX] million [(plus any accrued interest)]; at the two-year anniversary -- $[XX] million [(plus any accrued interest)]; at the three-year anniversary -- $[XX] million [(plus any accrued interest)]; at the four-year anniversary -- $[XX] million [(plus any accrued interest)]; and at the five-year anniversary -- $[XX] million [(plus any accrued interest)]; provided, however, that the defendant shall have the option at any time before the five-year anniversary of prepaying the remaining balance [(plus any accrued interest)] then owing on the fine.
  • The defendant understands that the Court will order it to pay a $400 special assessment, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3013(a)(2)(B), in addition to any fine imposed.
  • [Both parties will recommend that no term of probation be imposed, but the defendant understands that the Court's denial of this request will not void this Plea Agreement.]
  • [The United States and the defendant jointly submit that this Plea Agreement, together with the record that will be created by the United States and the defendant at the plea and sentencing hearings, and the further disclosure described in Paragraph 10, will provide sufficient information concerning the defendant, the crime charged in this case, and the defendant's role in the crime to enable the meaningful exercise of sentencing authority by the Court under 18 U.S.C. 3553. The United States and defendant agree to request jointly that the Court accept the defendant's guilty plea and impose sentence on an expedited schedule as early as the date of arraignment, based upon the record provided by the defendant and the United States, under the provisions of Fed. R. Crim. P. 32(c)(1)(A)(ii), U.S.S.G. 6A1.1, and [Rule XXX] of the Criminal Local Rules. The Court's denial of the request to impose sentence on an expedited schedule will not void this Plea Agreement.]
  • [The United States contends that had this case gone to trial, the United States would have presented evidence to prove that the gain derived from or the loss resulting from the charged offense is sufficient to justify the recommended sentence set forth in this paragraph, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3571(d). For purposes of this plea and sentencing only, the defendant waives its rights to contest this calculation.]

9. [The United States and the defendant agree that the applicable Guidelines fine range exceeds the fine contained in the recommended sentence set out in Paragraph 8 above. Subject to the full and continuing cooperation of the defendant, as described in Paragraph 14 of this Plea Agreement, and prior to sentencing in this case, the United States agrees that it will make a motion, pursuant to U.S.S.G. 8C4.1, for a downward departure from the Guidelines fine range and will request that the Court impose the recommended sentence set out in Paragraph 8 of this Plea Agreement because of the defendant's substantial assistance in the government's investigation and prosecutions of violations of federal criminal law in the [PRODUCT] industry.] OR

[The United States and the defendant agree that the applicable Guidelines fine range exceeds the fine contained in the recommended sentence set out in Paragraph 8 above. The United States and the defendant further agree that the recommended fine is appropriate, pursuant to [U.S.S.G. 8C3.3(a) [and 18 U.S.C. 3572(b)], due to the inability of the defendant to pay a fine greater than that recommended without impairing its ability to make restitution to victims] OR [U.S.S.G. 8C3.3(b), due to the inability of the defendant to pay a fine greater than that recommended without substantially jeopardizing its continued viability].

10. Subject to the ongoing, full, and truthful cooperation of the defendant described in Paragraph 14 of this Plea Agreement, and before sentencing in the case, the United States will fully advise the Court and the Probation Office of the fact, manner, and extent of the defendant's cooperation [and its commitment to prospective cooperation] with the United States' investigation and prosecutions, all material facts relating to the defendant's involvement in the charged offense, and all other relevant conduct.

11. The United States and the defendant understand that the Court retains complete discretion to accept or reject the recommended sentence provided for in Paragraph 8 of this Plea Agreement. [If a B agreement --- The defendant understands that, as provided in Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(3)(B), if the Court does not impose the recommended sentence contained in this Agreement, it nevertheless has no right to withdraw its plea of guilty.]

[Insert (a) and (b) only for C agreements--

  • If the Court does not accept the recommended sentence, the United States and the defendant agree that this Plea Agreement, except for Paragraph 11(b) below, shall be rendered void.
  • If the Court does not accept the recommended sentence, the defendant will be free to withdraw its guilty plea (Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(5) and (d)). If the defendant withdraws its plea of guilty, this Plea Agreement, the guilty plea, and any statement made in the course of any proceedings under Fed. R. Crim. P. 11 regarding the guilty plea or this Plea Agreement or made in the course of plea discussions with an attorney for the government shall not be admissible against the defendant in any criminal or civil proceeding, except as otherwise provided in Fed. R. Evid. 410. In addition, the defendant agrees that, if it withdraws its guilty plea pursuant to this subparagraph of the Plea Agreement, the statute of limitations period for any offense referred to in Paragraph 16 of this Plea Agreement will be tolled for the period between the date of the signing of the Plea Agreement and the date the defendant withdrew its guilty plea or for a period of sixty (60) days after the date of the signing of the Plea Agreement, whichever period is greater.]

12. [The defendant shall give notice of its conviction and sentence to victims of the offense as specified in the presentence report. The form of the notice shall be approved by the U.S. Probation Officer and the Court. The defendant shall bear the costs associated with the mailing of the notice.]

[The defendant shall publicize at its expense in [the Wall Street Journal] and in [the New York Times] in prominent, one-quarter page advertisements within ten days of the date of conviction the nature of the offense committed by the defendant in this case, the fact of conviction, the sentence imposed in this case, and the steps that will be taken to prevent the recurrence of similar offenses.]

[13. In light of the availability of civil causes of actions, which potentially provide for a recovery of a multiple of actual damages, the United States agrees that it will not seek a restitution order for the offense charged in the Information.]

DEFENDANT'S COOPERATION

14. The defendant [and its [LIST TYPES OF OTHER RELATED CORPORATE ENTITIES] [(collectively, "related entities") --- only use if more than one type of related entity is listed]] will cooperate fully and truthfully with the United States in the prosecution of this case, the conduct of the current federal investigation of violations of federal antitrust and related criminal laws involving the [manufacture or sale] of [PRODUCT], any other federal investigation resulting therefrom, and any litigation or other proceedings arising or resulting from any such investigation to which the United States is a party ("Federal Proceeding"). The ongoing, full, and truthful cooperation of the defendant shall include, but not be limited to:

  • producing to the United States all non-privileged documents, information, and other materials, wherever located, in the possession, custody, or control of the defendant [or any of its [related entities]], requested by the United States in connection with any Federal Proceeding;
  • [securing the ongoing, full, and truthful cooperation, as defined in Paragraph 15 of this Plea Agreement, of [NAMED INDIVIDUALS], including making such persons available in the United States and at other mutually agreed-upon locations, at the defendant's expense, for interviews and the provision of testimony in grand jury, trial, and other judicial proceedings in connection with any Federal Proceeding;] and
  • using its best efforts to secure the ongoing, full, and truthful cooperation, as defined in Paragraph 15 of this Plea Agreement, of the current [and former] directors, officers, and employees of the defendant [or any of its [related entities]][, in addition to those specified in subparagraph (b) above,] as may be requested by the United States,[but excluding [Samuel T. Jones], [John R. Doe], and [Robert P. Smith],] including making these persons available [in the United States and at other mutually agreed-upon locations], at the defendant's expense, for interviews and the provision of testimony in grand jury, trial, and other judicial proceedings in connection with any Federal Proceeding.

15. The ongoing, full, and truthful cooperation of each person described in [either] Paragraph 14(b) [or 14(c)] above will be subject to the procedures and protections of this paragraph, and shall include, but not be limited to:

  • producing [in the United States and at other mutually agreed-upon locations] all non-privileged documents, including claimed personal documents, and other materials, wherever located, requested by attorneys and agents of the United States;
  • making himself or herself available for interviews [in the United States and at other mutually agreed-upon locations], not at the expense of the United States, upon the request of attorneys and agents of the United States;
  • responding fully and truthfully to all inquiries of the United States in connection with any Federal Proceeding, without falsely implicating any person or intentionally withholding any information, subject to the penalties of making false statements (18 U.S.C. 1001) and obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. 1503 et seq.);
  • otherwise voluntarily providing the United States with any non-privileged material or information not requested in (a) - (c) of this paragraph that he or she may have that is related to any Federal Proceeding;
  • when called upon to do so by the United States in connection with any Federal Proceeding, testifying in grand jury, trial, and other judicial proceedings[ in the United States] fully, truthfully, and under oath, subject to the penalties of perjury (18 U.S.C. 1621), making false statements or declarations in grand jury or court proceedings (18 U.S.C. 1623), contempt (18 U.S.C. 401-402), and obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. 1503 et seq.); and
  • agreeing that, if the agreement not to prosecute him or her in this Plea Agreement is rendered void under Paragraph 17(c), the statute of limitations period for any Relevant Offense as defined in Paragraph 17(a) will be tolled as to him or her for the period between the date of the signing of this Plea Agreement and six (6) months after the date that the United States gave notice of its intent to void its obligations to that person under the Plea Agreement.

GOVERNMENT'S AGREEMENT

16. Upon acceptance of the guilty plea called for by this Plea Agreement and the imposition of the recommended sentence, and subject to the cooperation requirements of Paragraph 14 of this Plea Agreement, the United States agrees that it will not bring further criminal charges against the defendant [or any of its [related entities]] for any act or offense committed before the date of this Plea Agreement that was undertaken in furtherance of an antitrust conspiracy involving the [manufacture or sale] of [PRODUCT]. The nonprosecution terms of this paragraph do not apply to civil matters of any kind, to any violation of the federal tax or securities laws, or to any crime of violence.

17. The United States agrees to the following:

  • Upon the Court's acceptance of the guilty plea called for by this Plea Agreement and the imposition of the recommended sentence and subject to the exceptions noted in Paragraph 17(c), the United States will not bring criminal charges against any current [or former] director, officer, or employee of the defendant [or its [related entities]] for any act or offense committed before the date of this Plea Agreement and while that person was acting as a director, officer, or employee of the defendant [or its [related entities]] that was undertaken in furtherance of an antitrust conspiracy involving the [manufacture or sale] of [PRODUCT] ("Relevant Offense")[, except that the protections granted in this paragraph shall not apply to [Samuel T. Jones], [John R. Doe], or [Robert P. Smith])];
  • Should the United States determine that any current or former director, officer, or employee of the defendant [or its [related entities]] may have information relevant to any Federal Proceeding, the United States may request that person's cooperation under the terms of this Plea Agreement by written request delivered to counsel for the individual (with a copy to the undersigned counsel for the defendant) or, if the individual is not known by the United States to be represented, to the undersigned counsel for the defendant;
  • If any person requested to provide cooperation under Paragraph 17(b) fails to comply with his or her obligations under Paragraph 15, then the terms of this Plea Agreement as they pertain to that person, and the agreement not to prosecute that person granted in this Plea Agreement, shall be rendered void;
  • Except as provided in Paragraph 17(e), information provided by a person described in Paragraph 17(b) to the United States under the terms of this Plea Agreement pertaining to any Relevant Offense, or any information directly or indirectly derived from that information, may not be used against that person in a criminal case, except in a prosecution for perjury (18 U.S.C. 1621), making a false statement or declaration (18 U.S.C. 1001, 1623), or obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. 1503 et seq.);
  • If any person who provides information to the United States under this Plea Agreement fails to comply fully with his or her obligations under Paragraph 15 of this Plea Agreement, the agreement in Paragraph 17(d) not to use that information or any information directly or indirectly derived from it against that person in a criminal case shall be rendered void;
  • The nonprosecution terms of this paragraph do not apply to civil matters of any kind, to any violation of the federal tax or securities laws, or to any crime of violence; and
  • Documents provided under Paragraphs 14(a) and 15(a) shall be deemed responsive to outstanding grand jury subpoenas issued to the defendant [or any of its [related entities]].

[18. The United States agrees that when any person travels to the United States for interviews, grand jury appearances, or court appearances pursuant to this Plea Agreement, or for meetings with counsel in preparation therefor, the United States will take no action, based upon any Relevant Offense, to subject such person to arrest, detention, or service of process, or to prevent such person from departing the United States. This paragraph does not apply to an individual's commission of perjury (18 U.S.C. 1621), making false statements (18 U.S.C. 1001), making false statements or declarations in grand jury or court proceedings (18 U.S.C. 1623), obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. 1503 et seq.), or contempt (18 U.S.C. 401-402) in connection with any testimony or information provided or requested in any Federal Proceeding.]

[19. The defendant understands that it may be subject to administrative action by federal or state agencies other than the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, based upon the conviction resulting from this Plea Agreement, and that this Plea Agreement in no way controls whatever action, if any, other agencies may take. However, the United States agrees that, if requested, it will advise the appropriate officials of any governmental agency considering such administrative action of the fact, manner, and extent of the cooperation of the defendant [and its [related entities]] as a matter for that agency to consider before determining what administrative action, if any, to take.]

REPRESENTATION BY COUNSEL

20. The defendant has been represented by counsel and is fully satisfied that its attorneys have provided competent legal representation. The defendant has thoroughly reviewed this Plea Agreement and acknowledges that counsel has advised it of the nature of the charge, any possible defenses to the charge, and the nature and range of possible sentences.

VOLUNTARY PLEA

21. The defendant's decision to enter into this Plea Agreement and to tender a plea of guilty is freely and voluntarily made and is not the result of force, threats, assurances, promises, or representations other than the representations contained in this Plea Agreement. The United States has made no promises or representations to the defendant as to whether the Court will accept or reject the recommendations contained within this Plea Agreement.

VIOLATION OF PLEA AGREEMENT

22. The defendant agrees that, should the United States determine in good faith, during the period that any Federal Proceeding is pending, that the defendant [or any of its [related entities]] have failed to provide full and truthful cooperation, as described in Paragraph 14 of this Plea Agreement, or has otherwise violated any provision of this Plea Agreement, the United States will notify counsel for the defendant in writing by personal or overnight delivery or facsimile transmission and may also notify counsel by telephone of its intention to void any of its obligations under this Plea Agreement (except its obligations under this paragraph), and the defendant [and its [related entities]] shall be subject to prosecution for any federal crime of which the United States has knowledge including, but not limited to, the substantive offenses relating to the investigation resulting in this Plea Agreement. The defendant [and its [related entities]] agree that, in the event that the United States is released from its obligations under this Plea Agreement and brings criminal charges against the defendant [or its [related entities]] for any offense referred to in Paragraph 16 of this Plea Agreement, the statute of limitations period for such offense will be tolled for the period between the date of the signing of this Plea Agreement and six (6) months after the date the United States gave notice of its intent to void its obligations under this Plea Agreement.

23. The defendant understands and agrees that in any further prosecution of it [or its [related entities]] resulting from the release of the United States from its obligations under this Plea Agreement, because of the defendant's [or its [related entities']] violation of the Plea Agreement, any documents, statements, information, testimony, or evidence provided by it[, its [related entities],] or [current or former directors, officers, or employees of it [or its [related entities]]] to attorneys or agents of the United States, federal grand juries, or courts, and any leads derived therefrom, may be used against it [or its [related entities]] in any such further prosecution. In addition, the defendant unconditionally waives its right to challenge the use of such evidence in any such further prosecution, notwithstanding the protections of Fed. R. Evid. 410.

ENTIRETY OF AGREEMENT

24. This Plea Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the United States and the defendant concerning the disposition of the criminal charge[s] in this case. This Plea Agreement cannot be modified except in writing, signed by the United States and the defendant.


25. The undersigned is authorized to enter this Plea Agreement on behalf of the defendant as evidenced by the Resolution of the Board of Directors of the defendant attached to, and incorporated by reference in, this Plea Agreement.

26. The undersigned attorneys for the United States have been authorized by the Attorney General of the United States to enter this Plea Agreement on behalf of the United States.

[27. A facsimile signature shall be deemed an original signature for the purpose of executing this Plea Agreement. Multiple signature pages are authorized for the purpose of executing this Plea Agreement.]

DATED: _____________________

 

Respectfully submitted,

BY:________________________________
[CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE] [Title] [Global Products, Inc.]

BY:___________________________
[STAFF]

Attorneys U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division [STREET ADDRESS] [CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE] Tel.: [(XXX) XXX-XXXX]


BY:_______________________________

[NAME OF CORPORATE COUNSEL]

Counsel for [Global Products, Inc.]

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