Monday, October 25, 2010

‘White Collar’ Isn’t Quite So Black and White Any More

Via Crime in the Suites.
A recent speech by a U.S. Attorney sent white-collar defense attorneys a strong message: The government often doesn’t see much difference between your white-collar client and a drug lord – and you’d better prepare your defense accordingly.
After all, most people think they intuitively understand the difference between white-collar crime and its counterpart, violent or street crime.
But in a recent and little-noticed speech, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the distinction between the two seems to be “growing more blurry.”
Bharara, who heads an office that has historically prosecuted a large number of securities fraud, insider trading, and international criminal cases, was speaking on white-collar crime trends on Oct. 20, 2010, at the New York City Bar Association.
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