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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

White Collar Crime: Publicity Up, Prosecutions Down

So interest in white collar crime may be up, but white collar prosecutions have decreased 27% since 9/11.  The NYPost blames the decline on bureaucratic structure and budget priorities--the responsibility for developing white collar cases is "split between the SEC, which does the investigating, and the DOJ, which decides whether to prosecute."  But this piece from Dealbreaker discusses the political climate behind the decline in white collar prosecutions and stabs at the Bush Administration for lack of interest in bringing criminal charges against corporate executives and Wall Street. Commentary from Dealbreaker... [Michele Berry]

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