Thursday, December 4, 2008

FBI Releases Its 2008-2009 Facts & Figures Report

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released today a report, Today's FBI: Facts & Figures, 2008 - 2009. You can download the entire report in pdf format here or view it in html format here. The 63 page report includes sections on white collar crime, including financial frauds and healthcare fraud. According to the report, the number of Special Agents investigating corporate and other securities, commodities, and investment fraud cases has increased 47 percent, from 177 in 2001 to more than 250 currently. Further, since 2007, there have been more than 1,700 pending corporate, securities, commodities, and investment fraud cases investigated, an increase of 37 percent since 2001. The White Collar section of the report has discussions on such fraud cases as Enron, Qwest Communications, Riggs Bank, Amerifunding, a Hurricane Katrina Ponzi scheme case and several healthcare fraud cases.

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