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NCJ Number: 68114 Find in a Library
Title: STATEMENT OF JOHN C KEENEY, CRIMINAL DIVISION, ON MAY 29, 1980, CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF CRIME ON SMALL BUSINESS BEFORE THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
Author(s): J C KEENEY
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section
Criminal Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) EFFORTS AGAINST WHITE-COLLAR CRIME ARE OUTLINED IN THIS STATEMENT BEFORE A SENATE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF CRIME ON SMALL BUSINESS.
Abstract: DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL KEENEY'S STATEMENT EXPLAINS THAT DOJ HAS EXPANDED ITS COMMITMENT TO USE FEDERAL PROSECUTIVE AND INVESTIGATIVE RESOURCES MORE EFFECTIVELY AND TO COORDINATE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS. FEDERAL-STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEES ARE NOW OPERATING IN 45 STATES; THEY SERVE TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICTS ARISING FROM DUAL JURISDICTION OVER SOME OFFENSES. MOREOVER, AN EXECUTIVE WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED (A JOINT EFFORT OF DOJ, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL, AND THE NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION) TO DISCUSS COMMON PROBLEMS IN DEALING WITH CRIME. IN ADDITION, ECONOMIC CRIME FIELD UNITS IN 16 JURISDICTIONS WILL PROVIDE COORDINATION, TRAINING FOR INVESTIGATORS AND PROSECUTORS, AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE MAIN TARGETS FOR FRAUD CRIMES, INCLUDING THE PONZI SCHEME (AN INVESTMENT FRAUD), FRANCHISE FRAUD, ADVANCE FEE FRAUD, THE TAX SHELTER SCHEME, AND INSURANCE FRAUD. OTHER AREAS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WHICH AFFECT BUSINESSMEN ARE ORGANIZED CRIME, PUBLIC CORROPTION, NARCOTICS TRAFFIC, AND PLANNED BANKRUPTCIES. DOJ HAS UNDERTAKEN NEW INITIATIVES TO COMBAT ALL THESE CRIMES.
Index Term(s): Bankruptcy fraud; Crimes against businesses; Economic Crime Enforcement Units; Insurance fraud; National Association of Attorneys General; National District Attorneys Association (NDAA); Organized crime; Public relations programs; US Department of Justice; White collar crime
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