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FBI: White Collar Crime

  • Opioid Takedown
    As part of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, the FBI joined partner agencies in announcing the largest law enforcement action to date against illegal opioid prescribers.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 2:05pm -
  • The Flying Bank Robber
    Frank Sprenz, a former Ten Most Wanted Fugitive and prolific criminal who, among other offenses, stole small planes and flew to various cities to evade the law, was arrested 60 years ago this week.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 1:45pm -
  • Bombing Plotters Sentenced
    Three men were sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against Somali immigrants in a Kansas apartment complex.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 1:18pm -
  • Billion-Dollar Bust
    Thanks to a multi-agency investigation, the FBI and Department of Justice announced charges against 24 defendants who were allegedly part of a $1.2 billion fraud scheme against Medicare—one of the largest in U.S. history.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 19, 12:05pm -
  • A Rapid Deployment Team for Victims
    The FBI’s Victim Services Response Team, a specially trained cadre of victim specialists, agents, and analysts, was established in 2005 to provide support for victims in mass casualty events.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 19, 5:51am -
  • The Pizza Connection
    Thirty-five years after the bust of a vast, long-running Mafia drug conspiracy that touched four continents, the Pizza Connection case continues to pay dividends for partnerships, policing, and public safety.
    - 14 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 10:28am -
  • Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
    A nationwide push to test backlogged sexual assault kits is teaching law enforcement about the serial nature of many sexual offenders—and as we mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the findings offer important insights into the nation’s most unde…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 10:07am -
  • The First African-American Female Special Agent
    As the FBI celebrates 100 years of African-American special agents and observes Women’s History Month, we remember Sylvia Mathis, the first African-American woman to serve as an FBI agent.
    - 22 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 7:19am -
  • Operation SaboTor
    The Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team is delivering results through coordinated efforts and the commitment of the nation’s law enforcement agencies to address opioid sales on the Darknet.
    - 24 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 8:30am -
  • The Melissa Virus
    Two decades ago, computer viruses were still relatively new notions to most Americans, but the fast-moving and destructive Melissa virus changed that in a significant way and showed many the darker side of the web.
    - 25 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 10:57am -
  • FBI Marks 20 Years of Training at the ‘Body Farm’
    For two decades, members of the FBI's Evidence Response Teams have trained on properly excavating burial sites at the Anthropology Research Facility in Knoxville, Tennessee.
    - 30 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 12:00pm -
  • Flooring Company Fined
    A company that was investigated for making false statements regarding the levels of formaldehyde in its laminate flooring products has agreed to pay a $33 million penalty for securities fraud.
    - 32 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:56pm -
  • Mortgage Fraud
    A real estate fraudster who targeted victims with limited English proficiency was sentenced for swindling homeowners and would-be homeowners out of more than $1 million.
    - 35 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:55am -
  • ‘Remember This Day’
    FBI Director Christopher Wray has made a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City a required part of the curriculum for all new special agent and intelligence analyst trainees.
    - 37 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:03am -
  • Elder Fraud
    The FBI joined federal partners in announcing the results of a yearlong targeted effort to capture and prosecute fraudsters who prey on the elderly.
    - 43 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 2:30pm -

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

  • Prosecutorial Discretion in Operation Varsity Blues
    Prosecutors have enormous discretion. They decide who to charge, who will receive a plea, who gets cooperation credit, and now we see even more of that discretion being used - tacking on additional charges (money laundering) and adding defendants to.…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 3:35pm -
  • AG Barr's Summary of the Mueller Report
    One needs to give credit to AG Barr for his quick release of a preliminary statement (see here - Download AG March 24 2019 Letter to House and Senate Judiciary Committees) concerning the Report of Special Counsel Mueller, which is...
    - 26 days ago, 24 Mar 19, 9:41pm -
  • Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski's Speech at ABA White Collar Conference
    I wasn't there, but was just reading Assistant AG Benczkowski's written remarks from the 33rd Annual ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime (see here). Here are some thoughts that caught my eye - It is good to see his...
    - 33 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:50am -
  • White Collar Prosecutions - Down?
    Trac Reports titles the recent report, White Collar Prosecutions Hit All-Time Low in January 2019. They note that "[t]his is an historic low since monthly tracking began in October 1998." They note that "this number is down 20.3 percent over...
    - 35 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 9:18pm -
  • Manafort Sentences - Federal Courts
    Paul Manafort has now been sentenced by two different judges in two different courts on two different cases. It remains to be seen if we will have a third sentencing as Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. just announced additional...
    - 37 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 6:04pm -
  • "Operation Varsity Blues"
    The allegations coming from "Operation Varsity Blues" are incredibly sad -- from all perspectives. The DOJ Press Release (here) tells of the arrest of "dozens of individuals" alleged to be "involved in a nationwide conspiracy" of cheating on college…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 5:04am -
  • Barr Issues Statement on President Trump's Intent to Nominate New DAG
    Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on President Donald J. Trump’s Intent to Nominate Jeffrey A. Rosen As Deputy Attorney General of the United States (esp)
    - 58 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 10:44am -
  • 2018 White Collar Crime Awards
    Each year this blog has honored individuals and organizations for their work in the white collar crime arena by bestowing "The Collar" on those who deserve praise, scorn, acknowledgment, blessing, curse, or whatever else might be appropriate. With th…
    - 31 Dec 18, 3:38pm -
  • Call for Presentations - White Collar Crime Symposium
    The Belmont Criminal Law Journal at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, TN, will hold a symposium in early 2019 regarding “White Collar Crime in the 21st Century: When Corporations and Individuals Collide.” This year’s symposium wil…
    - 7 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • More Clues From Special Counsel Mueller
    The latest filing by Special Prosecutor Mueller is very telling as to the status of the investigation. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to making false statements to FBI agents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. In anticipation...
    - 6 Dec 18, 1:48pm -

ABA: White Collar Crime

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