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United States Sentencing Commission Press Releases

2004

August 4, 2004 News Release Hinojosa Named to Chair U.S. Sentencing Commission
May 3, 2004, News Release : Commission Tightens Requirements for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs
April 13, 2004, News Release:
Sentencing Commission Toughens Requirements for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs; Agency Also Announces Increased Prison Sentences for Sex Offenses and Offenses Involving Hazardous Materials and Spamming.
March 22, 2004, News Release: Sentencing Commission Targets Corrupt Public Officials; Agency Also Takes Aim at Portable Rockets and Missiles -- Commission Also Increases Penalties for Body Armor and Other Offenses.
January 29, 2004, Press Release
: United States Sentencing Commission Chair Diana E. Murphy Resigns; Transfer of Duties Expected to Go Smoothly
January 8, 2004, Press Release: Minnesota Attorney B. Todd Jones Singled out for Mention in Chief Justice’s Report

2003

October 8, 2003, Press Release: Sentencing Commission Acts to Reduce Number of Sentences Below the Guidelines
October 8, 2003, Press Release: Panel on the Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations Issues Final Report
June 26, 2003, News Release: Hinojosa and Horowitz Named to Sentencing Commission
April 18, 2003, News Release: Sentencing Commission Toughens Penalties for White Collar Fraudsters; Agency Also Boosts Penalties for Cybercrime and Manslaughter
March 27, 2003, News Release: Sentencing Commission Toughens Penalties for Terrorism, Oxycodone Trafficking, and Campaign Finance Offenses; Agency Also Announces Study of Departures from Sentencing Guidelines
January 8, 2003, News Release: Sentencing Commission Stiffens Penalties for White Collar Criminals

2002

May 22, 2002, News Release: Sentencing Commission Reports on Cocaine Sentencing Policy
May 1, 2002, News Release: Sentencing Commission Convenes Native American Ad Hoc Advisory Group
April 5, 2002, News Release : Change In Federal Cocaine Sentencing Policy Recommended
Findings To Be Submitted To Congress
March 25, 2002, News Release: Sentencing Commission increases Penalties for Crimes Against Cultural Heritage
February 21, 2002, News Release: Sentencing Commission Convenes Organizational Guidelines Ad Hoc Advisory Group

2001

October 10, 2001, News Release: Sentencing Commission Seeks to Increase Penalties for Use of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapon
April 16, 2001, News Release : Sentencing Commission Increases Penalties for High Dollar Fraud Offenders, Sexual Predators, and Ecstasy Traffickers; Commission Also Amends Money Laundering Guidelines.
March 1, 2001, News Release: Sentencing Commission Seeks to Increase Penalties for Counterfeiting and Amphetamine Offenses; Agency Also Implements Guidelines for Human Trafficking Offenses
January 22, 2000, News Release (U.S. Sentencing Commission Names Charles R. Tetzlaff as General Counsel)
April 4, 2000, News Release (Sentencing Commission Toughens Penalties Against Internet Pirates and Sexual Predators Targeting Children)

1999

November 12, 1999, News Release (Judge Murphy Named to Chair United States Sentencing Commission - Seven New Commissioners Confirmed)

1998

September 28, 1998 News Release (Increased Penalties for Fraudulent Telemarketing Schemes)(.PDF)
August 28, 1998, News Release (Chairman Richard P. Conaboy Resigns Post)
August 21, 1998, News Release (Timothy McGrath Named Interim Staff Director)
August 17, 1998, News Release (Telemarketing Fraud and Economic Crime Package)

1997

May 1, 1997, News Release (Methamphetamine Penalties)
April 29, 1997, News Release (Cocaine Sentencing Recommendations)
April 25, 1997, News Release (Flunitrazepam - "Date Rape" Drug)

1996

July 22, 1996, News Release (Public Hearing on Guideline Simplification)
April 30, 1996, News Release (Child Sex Offense Penalties)
March 11, 1996, News Release (Public Hearing - Amendments)
February 14, 1996, News Release (Child Sex Offenses - Public Comment)

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