Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Proving a White Collar Crime

The Baltimore Sun has an interesting article (here) about the difficulties in proving a white collar crime case, including the current prosecutions of former CEOs Richard Scrushy and Dennis Kozlowski.  Blog co-editor Ellen Podgor points out the core problem with these cases, that the evidence of criminality is difficult to come by as compared to a more common street crime: "It's not like a homicide case where you have fingerprints or you have people who can testify: 'I saw him with a gun.'" (ph)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2005/06/proving_a_white.html

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