Monday, October 15, 2007
TRAC summarizes the changes in the prosecutions of white collar cases during the Bush Adminstration stating that "[t]he prosecution of all kinds of white-collar criminals is down by 27% since FY 2000, before President Bush came to office." Perhaps the methodology here is uncertain, because as previously noted what DOJ includes within the definition of white collar crime and what is not included, is subject to argument. (see here). But irrespective of how one defines white collar crime, the consistency of this definition makes this number significant. It means that this definition of white collar crime, a definition very reliant on fraud, has suffered an enormous decrease in prosecutions during President Bush's term as President.
(esp) (w/ disclosure that she is a B.S. graduate of Syracuse U.- home of the Trac Reports).