CHAPTER EIGHT - SENTENCING OF ORGANIZATIONS


PART C - FINES


4.      DEPARTURES FROM THE GUIDELINE FINE RANGE


§8C4.5.     Threat to a Market (Policy Statement)

If the offense presented a risk to the integrity or continued existence of a market, an upward departure may be warranted.  This section is applicable to both private markets (e.g., a financial market, a commodities market, or a market for consumer goods) and public markets (e.g., government contracting). 

Historical Note:  Effective November 1, 1991 (see Appendix C, amendment 422).