How Close Should You Come to Crossing the Line?

It’s clearly wrong to break the law. How close should you come to the limit of what is legal and what is illegal? Let’s hear from a federal prosecutor:

[I]f you are single-mindedly focused on walking the line, you are bound to end up afoul of regulators, and God forbid, criminal prosecutors. Even more dangerous perhaps, you are sending a message to every other person at the firm that line-walking is a good idea. That can work for a while, but people will invariably miscalculate and bad things will invariably follow.

– Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Second Circuit


Image is Linda Crossing the Line by Ville Miettinen

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