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2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College Harvard Journal on Legislation

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Culture of Bribery: Expanding the Scope of Private Whistleblower Suits to Overseas Employees
By Matt A. Vega*

n111. See Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse Univ., Justice Department Now Tracking Criminal Mortgage Fraud Cases (2008), available at http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/crim/200/ (suggesting an impending increase in mortgage fraud prosecutions). The Transactional Records Access Clearing house, a nonpartisan research organization based out of Syracuse University, has published data that indicate that the 2008 monthly rate of criminal prosecutions for immigration violations has been, on average, 86 percent higher than the 2007 rate. n89 In 2008, illegal reentry has been the primary charge in nearly 60 percent of the immigration cases referred for criminal prosecution by the Department of Homeland Security. n90 Even more striking is a comparison over a longer time period: the rate of immigration prosecutions has risen over 195 percent since 2003. n89. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ("TRAC") Reports, Prosecutions for May 2008, available at http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/bulletins/hsaa/monthlymay08/fil/. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ("TRAC") Report on DHS Criminal Immigration Enforcement (August 24, 2005), available at http://trac.syr.edu/tracins/latest/131/.

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