|(27 Apr 2009)
The latest case-by-case data from the Justice Department show that in January 2009 there were 129 new prosecutions for government regulatory matters, fewer than in any month since May 2000.
The data were collected from federal prosecutors by the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse under the Freedom of Information Act. Counterfeiting and forgery cases accounted for 45% of these prosecutions, with the remaining cases falling under various categories including other regulatory offenses (27.9%), customs and currency violations (7%), money laundering (10.1%), customs duty violations (3.1%), trafficking in contraband cigarettes (2.3%) and general export enforcement (2.3%). For details, see the TRAC Report at:
In addition to the most recent figures on government regulatory prosecutions, TRAC continues to provide free reports on current enforcement trends. Go to
for information on January 2009 convictions and prosecutions in the areas of drugs, white collar crime, immigration, official corruption and more. You can also find free reports on the enforcement activities selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, DHS and DEA.
The January 2009 criminal data are also available to TRACFED subscribers via the Express, Going Deeper and Analyzer tools. Go to http://tracfed.syr.edu for more information. Customized reports for a specific agency, district, program, lead charge or judge are available via the TRAC Data Interpreter, either as part of a TRACFED subscription or on a per-report basis. Go to http://trac.syr.edu/interpreter to start.
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