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FBI: White Collar Crime

  • The Homegrown Threat
    A list of nearly four dozen indicators that someone might be planning to commit an act of extremist violence is contained in a newly updated publication released by the country’s foremost counterterrorism organizations.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • The Bureau’s First Director
    In 1908, Stanley W. Finch became the head of the organization that would eventually become the Federal Bureau of Investigation, giving it a strong start in key areas of the FBI’s responsibilities that continue to this day.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 6:00am -
  • Airport Terrorist Sentenced
    The FBI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police teamed up to investigate the the stabbing of an airport police officer in Michigan, which led to a terrorism conviction and life sentence for the Canadian perpetrator.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 9:33am -
  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud
    For years, a San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance out of millions of dollars. The conspirators are now serving prison sentences.
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 10:36am -
  • Early Terrorism Investigation
    A series of bombings in 1919 had a profound impact on the young Bureau, with the organization gaining new resources and valuable experience in addressing national security threats as it evolved into the modern-day FBI.
    - 19 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 8:30am -
  • Fighting for the Dogs
    Civil forfeiture laws are helping the FBI and its partners get dogs rescued from dogfighting rings positioned to be treated, rehabilitated, and moved into better situations.
    - 22 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • No Safe Haven
    A recent case shows Cuba will seize property and bank accounts that criminals attempt to illegally shelter on the island.
    - 23 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Protecting Faith Communities
    The FBI invited faith leaders to FBI Headquarters for a discussion on keeping houses of worship safe.
    - 27 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 12:00pm -
  • Terrorist Thwarted
    Thanks to a multi-agency investigation, a bomber who placed six hoax and real bombs around a rural South Carolina community has been sentenced to federal prison.
    - 30 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Gone Phishing
    A fraudster who conducted a text message-based phishing scam to steal bank information—and used that information to steal thousands of dollars from victims—is now behind bars.
    - 34 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • Cyberstalker Sentenced
    A man who conducted a relentless campaign of online harassment against a law school interviewer after not being accepted to the school is now serving a federal prison sentence.
    - 37 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 9:55am -
  • New National Academy Grads
    Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr emphasized coordination and communication between federal, state, local, and international agencies in remarks today to more than 250 law enforcement officers graduating from the FBI’s Nat…
    - 40 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 12:39pm -
  • National Academy Student Marks Milestone
    Belize Police Department Inspector Sherlet Ramclam, a single mother of four and the country's first female delegate to the FBI National Academy, hopes her experience will shape the future of her country's national law enforcement agency.
    - 40 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 10:30am -
  • Stolen Secrets Saved
    A Chinese national who stole medical device research trade secrets from his employer in California—with the goal of creating a competing Chinese company—has been convicted and sentenced.
    - 41 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • The Neighborhood Spy
    Though it occurred decades ago, the case of American engineer William Holden Bell, who betrayed his country through espionage, still provides lessons and warning signs for today.
    - 44 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 11:04am -

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

  • newNew DOJ Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance in Criminal Antitrust Investigations
    The DOJ Antitrust Division issued a new guidance memo on Compliance Programs in Criminal Antitrust Investigations (see here). Providing transparency to the evaluation process of corporate compliance is a smart move as companies will now know what is…
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Jul 19, 2:11pm -
  • Jeffrey Epstein: The Unanswered Questions
    Who in DOJ made the ultimate decision to drop the proposed felony indictment of Jeffrey Epstein and to cap the Non-Prosecution Agreement ("NPA") sentence at two years--later reduced to 18 months? The 6-2-17 affidavit of AUSA Ann Marie Villafaña, the…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 6:15pm -
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Key Documents
    Here are some important documents related to Jeffrey Epstein's legal issues. Hopefully they can help people make informed judgements about his federal criminal case. Here is the Non-Prosecution Agreement ("NPA") from 2007. Epstein-NPA Here is the cur…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 8:25pm -
  • U.S. v. Jeffrey Epstein
    Although U.S. v. Epstein is not a white collar case, the issues raised by SDNY's federal conspiracy and sex-trafficking charges will reverberate throughout the white collar world, as we deal with such issues all the time. Here is the background...
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 8:07pm -
  • Gamble Thoughts
    As previously written here, the Supreme Court issued the Gamble decision upholding the continued use of the dual sovereignty doctrine. So states and the federal government - separate sovereigns - can continue to both prosecute defendants for the same…
    - 30 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 4:13pm -
  • Dual Sovereignty Remains - Gamble Decided
    The Gamble case, decided by the Supreme Court, holds that the dual-sovereignty doctrine will remain in place. It is a 7-2 decision with Justices Ginsburg and Gorsuch on the dissent. See here. Commentary to follow. (esp)
    - 30 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 2:50pm -
  • Special Counsel Mueller Speaks
    Special Counsel Muller has remained silent and conducted the Investigation appropriately without leaks. He spoke with a detailed Report, and that Report has been shared in part with the public. Today he spoke in a press conference letting everyone kn…
    - 49 days ago, 29 May 19, 6:11pm -
  • Third Global White Collar Crime Institute - Prague, June 27-28, 2019
    Readers of the blog might be interested in the upcoming Third Global White Collar Crime Institute, which will occur in Prague, Czech Republic on June 27-28, 2019. The Global Institute is a unique ABA Criminal Justice Section conference opportunity st…
    - 53 days ago, 25 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • AG Barr on Obstruction of Justice - Will this be the new DOJ Policy
    AG Barr's statement (here) accompanying his testimony this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee states in part with regard to obstruction of justice: "In Volume II of the report, the Special Counsel considered whether certain actions of the…
    - 77 days ago, 1 May 19, 4:50pm -
  • New DOJ Policy on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
    DOJ issued a new Guidance Document on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (here). Some thoughts - Prosecutorial discretion remains as the document states - "Because a corporate compliance program must be evaluated in the specific context of a…
    - 77 days ago, 1 May 19, 4:22pm -

ABA: White Collar Crime

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