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White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses

NCJ Number
O G Obermaier, R G Morvillo
Date Published
777 pages
Various aspects of white collar crime, primarily criminal, are discussed in this book with an emphasis on Federal prosecutions. Other than the large number of drug prosecutions, white collar crime prosecutions constituted the largest category of crimes prosecuted by the United States Attorneys' Office. Furthermore, most principles applicable to Federal prosecutions can also be applied to State prosecutions.
The first chapter discusses how to defend a criminal antitrust action, while another covers defense of conspiracy charges. The second chapter examines various types of banking crimes and related legislation. Bribery and extortion laws are described as well as general principles governing criminal liabilities of corporations. Other section topics include the law of entrapment, government contract fraud, grand juries, and mail and wire fraud statutes. In addition, book chapters examine perjury and false declaration, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), securities fraud, and criminal tax cases.