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Corporate Crime Reporter
March 23, 2016

TRAC Report Finds Public Corruption Prosecutions at a Twenty Year Low


Public corruption prosecutions are at a twenty year low. Thatís according to a report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The latest available data from the Justice Department indicates that the long-term decline in federal criminal prosecutions from official corruption has continued. During fiscal year 2015, the government reported 505 new official corruption prosecutions. Early information indicates that just 140 new corruption prosecutions have been filed during the first four months of 2016. The total for FY 2015 is down 3.6 percent over the previous 2014 fiscal year total of 524 such prosecutions. This is the lowest level for official corruption prosecutions over the past 20 years, the report found.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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