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September 26, 2019

White-collar crime prosecutions hit lowest level in 33 years
By Stephen Gandel

"It's not just generally down," said Susan Long, TRAC's co-director. "The pattern of white-collar prosecution is a whole lot lower than they used to be."
Federal prosecutors under the Trump administration are on track to bring the fewest number of white-collar criminal cases this year in at least 33 years, government records show. White-collar prosecutions are down 8.5% from a year ago, to 4,973, and they are half what they were eight years ago, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research center at Syracuse University that tracks federal data, What's more, the white-collar caseload represents just over 3% of the 170,487 overall federal prosecutions that have been brought so far in the 2019 fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. Eleven months into fiscal 2019, the number of white-collar cases is expected to be the lowest annual total ever recorded in TRAC's database,which goes back to 1986.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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