DPAs: Get out of Jail Free Cards for Corporate Executives?

In an unprecedented move, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has publicised a previously confidential chapter from its “internal” Operations Manual regarding its Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs). The given reason for the release was “transparency” but many feel it was an attempt to halt plummeting prosecution rates, proving the SFO is fighting a losing battle against corporate fraud.