2008 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER EIGHT - PART C - FINES
4. DEPARTURES FROM THE GUIDELINE FINE RANGE
§8C4.1. Substantial Assistance to Authorities - Organizations (Policy Statement)
(a) Upon motion of the government stating that the defendant has provided substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of another organization that has committed an offense, or in the investigation or prosecution of an individual not directly affiliated with the defendant who has committed an offense, the court may depart from the guidelines.
(b) The appropriate reduction shall be determined by the court for reasons stated on the record that may include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following:
(1) the court’s evaluation of the significance and usefulness of the organization’s assistance, taking into consideration the government’s evaluation of the assistance rendered;
(2) the nature and extent of the organization’s assistance; and
(3) the timeliness of the organization’s assistance.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1991 (see Appendix C, amendment 422).