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Resource ID: #10922
Subject: Crime
Source: USA Today (Arlington, Va.)



A USA Today examination of the federal prosecution system across the nation finds that where you commit a federal crime may play a larger role in determining your sentence than the seriousness of the crime itself. The series found that US Attorneys in some of the worst crime-ridden areas fail to go after serious crimes because they lack the manpower, whereas relatively minor offenses in some safer communities recieve the full brunt of federal prosecution, June 22 - 23, 1994.

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