Wednesday, July 16, 2008
In addition to the Middle District of Florida having a new nominee for U.S. Attorney (see here), Newsday (see also Courant.com) is reporting that President Bush also put forward the name of Michael Considine for Connecticut U.S. Attorney. Mike Considine is chair of Day Pitney's White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group.
It is interesting to see two white collar defense attorneys announced as nominees for U.S. Attorney just as the TRAC statistics show that although there is an increase by 7% in white collar prosecutions for April, white collar prosecutions are down 17.7% from five years ago. As previously noted, these statistics raise interesting questions as to what should be included and what has been included in the definition of white collar crime. (see here)
(esp)(w/ disclosure that she is a B.S. graduate of Syracuse U.- home of the Trac Reports).