France passed a law in December 2016 allowing deferred prosecution agreements.  In 2017, the Australian Minister of Justice introduced a federal CCA regime.  COMPLIANCE_PROGRAM_REQUIRED_BY_AGREEMENT – The agreement obliged the company to set up a system for detecting and preventing future crime. Fraud – These include postal fraud and wire proceedings, which are collected in accordance with paragraphs 1341 and 1343 of the U.S. S.C, as well as other fraud crimes, such as conspiracy to defraud the federal government, 18 U.S.C§ 371. However, health fraud, securities fraud and tax fraud are listed separately. Discussions on the possible introduction of deferred prosecution legislation in Canada began in February 2016. Under traditional criminal law, Canadian prosecutors had only two options: “prosecute and charge or decide not to prosecute the alleged perpetrators.”   False statements, including prosecutions for misrepresentation against federal authorities under the law, including 18 U.S.C§ 1001. The agreed terms must be met during the agreed period, so that prosecutions can be postponed. Money laundering – including prosecutions at 18 U.S.C.1956-1957 and 18 U.S.C§ 5324 with respect to structuring transactions to circumvent reporting obligations. The report on the public consultation process was published on February 22, 2018. The report indicates that a majority of participants support a Canadian regime for deferred policing agreements. The majority also voted in favour of an approach based on the British regime, considered more transparent than the American model.
 As a general rule, the agreement requires the company to admit all conduct billed by the government, cooperate fully with all investigations to the satisfaction of the government, disclose all information requested by the government, and not participate in illegal conduct. Pharmaceutical, including lawsuits under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), as well as anti-kickback and other claims related to pharmaceutical sales and brands. CITATION_AND_DESCRIPTION – additional quotation from the agreement and description of its contents. . . .