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Corporate Crime Reporter
October 24, 2016

EPA Criminal Prosecutions Down by Half in Last Five Years
By Editor

The Justice Department is poised to have the lowest number of criminal prosecutions from investigations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over two decades. Thatís according to a report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first eleven months of FY 2016 the government reported 81 new prosecutions resulting from investigations lead by EPA. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual total of prosecutions will be 88 for this fiscal year. Compared to five years ago when there were 182 individuals and businesses prosecuted, the estimate of FY 2016 prosecutions of this type is less than half the level earlier in President Obamaís administration.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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