|(09 Sep 2015)
Federal convictions for consumer fraud have fallen 34.7 percent over the last decade, according to case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
During the first ten months of FY 2015 the government reported only 80 new consumer fraud convictions. If activity continues at this pace, there will be a total of 96 convictions for the fiscal year -- only the second time the total has fallen below 100 since the federal government began tracking this program area 29 years ago.
To read the full report on the decline in federal consumer fraud convictions, including top ranked lead charges and a twenty-year timeline, go to:
In addition to this report on consumer fraud convictions, TRAC continues to offer free monthly reports on program categories such as white collar crime, immigration, drugs, weapons and terrorism. TRAC's reports also monitor selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, ATF and DHS. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions through July 2015, go to:
Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through July 2015 is available to TRACFed subscribers via the Express and Going Deeper 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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