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Published on: May 1, 2007 08:11 PM
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New York, NY - The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice department are largely abandoning a brief experiment with farming out complex white-collar fraud investigations to offices across the country and steering them to New York and a few other large jurisdictions.

New York has always been a top location for white collar crime cases because it is the US’s financial capital. But when officials in Washington have to make a choice between jurisdictions, New York is now receiving more assignments, said Teresa Carlson, the assistant special agent in charge of white-collar and cybercrime in the New York field office.


“We have more people working white-collar crime than any other criminal violation,” she told the Financial Times. “The personnel and the expertise are here.”

The office is taking the lead in examining crime problems that could be posed by institutional in­vestors. “We try to look at what the future crime problem is,” Ms Carlson said. “We do threat assessments and right now [the top threat] seems to be hedge funds.”

About 170 of the nearly 1,000 FBI agents in New York work on white-collar crime, including many of the bureau’s experts on financial documents and accounting.

New York also has the advantage of having two prosecutors’ offices: the southern and eastern districts. [Msnbc]

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 May 02, 2007 at 05:41 AM Anonymous Says:

They certainly could use a BP office with this new focus. Are there openings for Yiddish speaking agents?


 May 01, 2007 at 09:49 PM Anonymous Says:

oy vey!


 May 01, 2007 at 09:39 PM Anonymous Says:

anon 9:13

i think you mean boro park


 May 01, 2007 at 09:13 PM s. t. Says:

btw for your info the fbi has a field office in bpshmuel


 May 01, 2007 at 09:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Fairmont Funding?


 May 01, 2007 at 09:10 PM Anonymous Says:

ich shmek tzuris.


 May 01, 2007 at 08:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Who asked them to mix in to our businesses? Let them go find Bin Laden first.


 May 01, 2007 at 08:40 PM Anonymous Says:

those who thought they can hide from "dina d'malchusa dina" (follow your governments laws) now see that the hakadosh boruch hu is repaying you for your deeds!


 May 01, 2007 at 08:37 PM Anonymous Says:

inzere- zei furzichdik! zei hubin tzee inz gekimin heint!


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