March 23, 2016

Federal criminal corruption prosecutions at 20 year low


Recent data from the Justice Department show that 505 individuals were prosecuted for criminal corruption offenses during FY  In 2015 there was a decline of 3.6 percent from FY 2014 and down more than 30 percent from five years ago. For the first four months of FY 2016, there have been just 140 new official corruption prosecutions. This is the lowest level reported for such prosecutions in the last 20 years.

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