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The Huffington Post
March 29, 2011

The Department of Justice: Indicting Immigrants, Ignoring Wall Street Crooks
By Richard (RJ) Eskow

The TRAC group at Syracuse University gets information from the Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act, then analyzes it and makes it available online as an interactive database. Here are some interesting findings: More than half of all Federal filings (54%) were for immigration crimes. Then came drug cases, at 16%. Everything else? 30%. There have been more than 2,000 prosecutions for mortgage fraud since the federal government began tracking these actions in the 2008 fiscal year. How many of these 2,000-plus prosecutions involved the bank executives and others who were responsible for a computerized, systematized foreclosure fraud spree by the big banks? None.

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