|(15 Nov 2011)
Federal criminal prosecutions for financial institution fraud have continued their downward slide despite the financial troubles reported in this sector.
TRAC's analysis of timely Justice Department data show that during the first eleven months of FY 2011 the government reported 1,251 new prosecutions were filed. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual total of prosecutions will be 1,365 for this fiscal year, down 28.6 percent from their numbers of just five years ago and less than half the level prevalent a decade ago.
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