Government Regulatory Prosecutions Fall to Record Low
(14 Jun 2016) The latest case-by-case data from the Justice Department show that in April 2016 there were 76 new prosecutions for government regulatory matters. This is the lowest count in this program category for a single month since October 1998, the start of TRAC's monthly time series. Government regulatory prosecutions have fallen 17 percent from the same period in the previous year, and are down 30.5 percent from levels reported five years ago in 2011.

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.

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