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Resource ID: #17828
Subject: Organized Crime
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine
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Date: 8-Apr

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Inquirer Magazine looks at the prosecution tactics against organized crime leaders. "Going easy on a low-level wise guy to get testimony against the bigger fish in an organization is a time-honored tactic of law enforcement." Prosecutors say 'the question is where can you do the most damage to the organization.' But critics of this theory argue that mobsters get off too easy and are not being held accountable for their own actions. "The government has crossed the line in seeking cooperators and in making them offers they can't refuse . . . overzealous FBI agents and federal prosecutors too often equate winning with justice." Inquirer Magazine looks at this issue and provides detailed examples to illustrate both opinions.

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