Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fraud Rules the Roost in FBI Press Release Count

I believe that I subscribe to every DOJ press release service pertaining to federal criminal law. My favorite press releases to read are those put out by the FBI. World class self-promoters, the folks at the Bureau like to brag every time one of their investigations results in an arrest, indictment, guilty plea, trial conviction, or sentence. Following the FBI's press releases can give you a quick, informal, and unscientific sense of what's hot and happening in federal law enforcement--at least according to the FBI. Yesterday, the Bureau issued 19 press releases related to specific federal criminal cases. Fraud is in first at 8 press releases. Robbery comes in a strong second at 5. Child pornography is third with 2. Piracy, stolen firearms, stolen cars, and prescription drug abuse limp in at 1 each. White collar crime rules the roost. We're number one!


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One has to wonder where the country is going when the badge of honor is being part of White Collar Crime issues!


Posted by: Laser Haas | Sep 10, 2010 12:52:30 PM

One of the ways that general deterrence becomes a reality is by making the public aware of the consequences of crime. The criticism of the FBI in this post is painted with far too broad a brush.

Posted by: Guest | Sep 12, 2010 7:14:27 AM

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