The Newark Sunday Star Ledger
July 11, 1999

In the federal enforcement world, the federal judicial district of New Jersey is an important component of the New York metropolitan area, often considered the nation's center for serious crime when it comes to drugs, financial fraud, and organized crime. So it startled William Kleinknecht when his study of Justice Department data obtained by TRAC found that New Jersey ranked near the bottom (77 out of 90 districts) in terms of the per capita number of prosecutions. And the record of the DEA and ATF was even worse. On July 11, 1999, after extensive interviews with embarrassed officials, his article led the Star Ledger. The article, which pointed out that part of the problem was a seriously understaffed U.S. Attorney's office, featured five clear tables.

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