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NCJ Number: 64306 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION IN ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL - EXAMPLES OF STATES' ACTIVITIES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Attorneys General
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Attorneys General
Washington, DC 20001
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-PT-AX-0003
Sale Source: National Assoc of Attorneys General
444 North Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CASES OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION IN ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL ARE DESCRIBED TO SHOW COORDINATED ACTIVITIES BY DIFFERENT GOVERNING UNITS AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS.
Abstract: COOPERATION AMONG FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IS VITAL TO EFFECTIVE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF ORGANIZED CRIME MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATIONS. THIS CAN TAKE MANY FORMS, INCLUDING INFORMATION EXCHANGES, SHARING OF EQUIPMENT, EXPERTS, OR INFORMANTS, AND JOINT TASK FORCES. BRIEF SUMMARIES ARE TAKEN FROM THE ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL, FOLLOWED BY DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF SEVEN EXAMPLES DEMONSTRATING DIFFERENT TYPES OF COORDINATED ACTIVITIES AND THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED. THE OMEGA CASE IN NEW JERSEY INVOLVED STATE INVESTIGATIVE UNITS, FEDERAL AGENCIES, AND GAMING CONTROL AGENCIES OF BOTH NEW JERSEY AND NEVADA AND CHARGED EIGHT NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO WERE FROM THE GENOVESE CRIME FAMILY WITH PARTICIPATING IN A SECRET NATIONWIDE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION. FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL COOPERATION IS ILLUSTRATED BY A CASE IN OHIO INVOLVING A LARGE-SCALE BOOKMAKING OPERATION. THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA POOLED INVESTIGATIVE AND JUDICIAL RESOURCES TO APPREHEND PERSONS PROMOTING A FRAUDULENT SCHEME TO DEVELOP AN AREA INTO A COUNTRY MUSIC CENTER. IN ARIZONA, FEDERAL AND STATE ATTORNEYS COOPERATED IN OPPOSING APPEALS BY A MAN CONVICTED OF LAND FRAUD WHO HAD BROKEN HIS PLEA BARGAINING AGREEMENTS. JOINT EFFORTS WITHIN A STATE AND DESCRIBED IN AN OREGON INVESTIGATION PROSECUTION OF A POLICE OFFICER SUSPECTED OF TAMPERING WITH MARIJUANA EVIDENCE. AN ADDITIONAL EXAMPLE OF FEDERAL AND STATE COOPERATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE TOXIC WASTE INVESTIGATIONS/PROSECUTIONS UNIT (TWIP) OF NEW JERSEY'S DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE WHICH ARE TARGETED AT PERSONS ILLEGALLY DISPOSING OF CHEMICAL WASTES. THE INVESTIGATION OF AN AUTO THEFT RING INITIATED IN WASHINGTON STATE ULTIMATELY INVOLVED FEDERAL AND CANADIAN AUTHORITIES AND ESTABLISHED A PATTERN FOR OTHER JOINT ENDEAVORS. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Arizona; Interagency cooperation; Intergovernmental relations; National Association of Attorneys General; Nevada; New Jersey; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; South Carolina; Standards; Washington; White collar crime
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