In January 2017, Rolls-Royce entered into a DPA with the SFO and accepted the heaviest sentence ever imposed by the SFO in a corruption case.  In February 2019, the SFO announced its decision to close Rolls-Royce`s investigation without launching individual prosecutions.  The 2017 CCA remains in effect, with Rolls-Royce continuing to sign commitments, including annual payments until 2021. If the compliance schedule is met, the required compliance correction is completed. The impact of an offence on the Community in which it is committed can be measured in a number of ways: with regard to the economic damage caused to the interests of the Community; regarding the physical danger to citizens or the degradation of public property; and for the erosion of the peace of mind and sense of security of the inhabitants. In assessing the seriousness of the offence in these terms, the prosecutor may well weigh questions such as whether the violation is technical or relatively insignificant and how public attitude towards prosecution may be in the circumstances of the case. The public may be indifferent to the application of the control statute, whether for material reasons or for a non-performance story, or because the offence essentially concerns a minor case of private importance and the victim is not interested in prosecuting it. On the other hand, the nature and circumstances of the offence, the identity of the offender or victim, or the resulting publicity can create a strong public sentiment in favour of prosecution. While the public interest or lack thereof deserves careful attention from the prosecutor, it should not be used to justify a decision, prosecute or take other actions that are not supported for other reasons.
Public and professional responsibility sometimes requires the choice of a particularly unpopular course. At the end of April 2020, Hapoalim B.M. (“BHBM” or “Bank”), an Israeli bank, a DPA with the DOJ Tax Division and the U.S. Attorney`s Office for the Southern District of New York and an NPA with the Department of Money Laundering and Asset Recovery of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney`s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  On April 30, 2020, the CCA and NPA made payments totalling approximately $904 million. These principles of the federal crown were developed to support the organization of the decision-making process for government lawyers. Most of them have been largely cast to provide guidance instead of resorting to results. The aim is to ensure regularity without regulation and to prevent unjustified inequalities without sacrificing the necessary flexibility.