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  • newStill in the Fight
    The FBI and Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment joined for a networking and training event to celebrate their long-standing partnership and expose the Marines to career opportunities in law enforcement and national security agencies.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 19, 12:30pm -
  • newNational Missing Children’s Day 2019
    In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day—observed annually on May 25—the FBI reaffirms its year-round commitment to reuniting missing and kidnapped children with their families and asks the public for help in bringing them home.
    - 12 hours ago, 24 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Arson Plot Revealed
    A Kentucky couple nearly escaped prosecution for setting a fire that burned their home to the ground and led to the death of a firefighter until a new FBI agent’s search for fresh evidence helped bring them to justice.
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 6:14am -
  • National Police Week 2019
    The FBI joins the nation in honoring local, state, and federal law enforcement officers—including its own agents—who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 19, 1:20pm -
  • Seeking Tips, Pursuing Justice
    During Police Week, the FBI is intensifying its efforts to identify and arrest fugitives believed to be involved in the assault or murder of law enforcement officers.
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 19, 9:43am -
  • Honoring Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe
    As the FBI celebrates 100 years of African-American special agents, we remember the first African-American FBI agent killed in the line of duty, who was honored during a street renaming ceremony in his native Brooklyn, New York, 50 years after his de…
    - 14 days ago, 10 May 19, 2:01pm -
  • New Top Ten Fugitive
    Arnoldo Jimenez, an Illinois man wanted for allegedly murdering his new bride less than 24 hours after marrying her, has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 19, 9:00am -
  • LEOKA Report Released
    A total of 106 officers were killed in the line of duty last year—an increase from 2017—according to the FBI's Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2018 report, released today.
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 19, 7:39am -
  • Director’s Community Leadership Awards
    In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Christopher Wray honored 57 individuals and organizations who are meeting a need, answering a call to serve, and working to make communities safer and stronger.
    - 22 days ago, 3 May 19, 7:00am -
  • International Kidnappings
    On the rare occasion that an American is kidnapped and held overseas, an FBI-led network of experienced investigators, negotiators, and foreign liaisons are in place to assist.
    - 23 days ago, 1 May 19, 12:00pm -
  • Help for 9/11 Responders
    A looming deadline for 9/11 responders to sign up for health benefits is leading to renewed efforts inside the Bureau to make sure everyone who worked the expansive crime scenes accesses the health resources available to them.
    - 26 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 7:30am -
  • National Security Threat Landscape
    During remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations, FBI Director Christopher Wray described a threat landscape ranging from terrorism to cybercrime to espionage, specifically calling out the Chinese government for its sweeping spying and hacking effo…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 11:02am -
  • 2018 IC3 Report Released
    Statistics gathered by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for 2018 show Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation remain pervasive and were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses last year.
    - 32 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 10:34am -
  • 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.
    - 37 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.
    - 39 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 1:45pm -

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

  • 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 23 days ago, 1 May 19, 4:22pm -
  • Former Penn State President's Conviction Overturned
    Billy Witz, NY Times, April 30, 2019, Judge Overturns Conviction of Ex-Penn State President in Sandusky Case (esp)
    - 23 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:44pm -
  • Miriam Baer - Sorting Out White-Collar Crime
    Professor Miriam Baer (Brooklyn) has a fascinating new Article in Texas Law Review. The draft, posted on SSRN (here) has the following Abstract - Our federal criminal code defines crimes, but declines to sort its fraud offenses according to degrees..…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:05pm -
  • 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.…
    - 44 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...
    - 61 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...
    - 68 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...
    - 70 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...
    - 72 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…
    - 73 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 5:04am -

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