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Identifying the Links Between White Collar Crime & Terrorism

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $78,136)

Project Summary for 2003-IJ-CX-1018 This project will examine and define the links between white collar crimes and terrorist acts through a descriptive case study review of the successful investigation and prosecution of a Colorado-based cell of Al Fuqra, a militant Islamic sect. The goals of the project are to document how terrorists use white-collar crimes to fund their activities and perpetuate their crimes, and to identify the best ways that law enforcement can both investigate and prosecute these activities. This project has four specific objectives: identify the types of criminal behavior conducted by individuals for the purpose of furthering terroristic activities; document, through case studies, interviews, and link charts, how terrorists utilize white collar crimes to fund their activities; identify and describe the best methods by which law enforcement can investigate these activities and then enhance criminal prosecution cases; and produce a comprehensive report detailing the findings to illustrate how information can be applied from a successful case to improving criminal justice policy and procedures related to terrorism investigation and prosecution. CA/ncf
Date Created: September 7, 2003