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    Cyber Crime Networks

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam…

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    Economic Espionage

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on prosecution for economic espionage under the U.S. legal framework. Representatives from Boeing, Marlin Steel Wire…

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Witnesses testified on Justice Department and FBI resources and strategy against advanced cyber threats, and ways the federal government could work with local and state officials and the…

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    International Organized Crime

    Witnesses testified about the increase of international organized crime, money laundering, and terrorist financing. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer renewed his apology over the…

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    Terrorist Financing

    Witnesses testified about government efforts to curb terrorist financing and dismantle terrorist networks. Among the issues they addressed were common forms of terrorist financing, as…

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    Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts

    Witnesses testified on the cost-effectiveness of drug and veterans treatment courts.

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    Prescription Drug Abuse, Panel 2

    A community prevention manager of the Rhode Island Student Assistance Services and the director of the prescription monitoring program at Brandeis University testified on the problem of…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse, Government Officials Panel

    White House and Drug Enforcement Administration officials testified on the problem of prescription drug abuse and proposed solutions. Senator Sherrod Brown also testified on his bill,…

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    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement

    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Greg Andres and international criminal law attorneys testified on the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The law, passed in 1977, made…

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    Reporting and Investigation of Rape Cases

    Witnesses testified about government information gathering of rape data on reported rapes and victimization surveys. They focused on problems in data gathering as well as the need to…

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    Criminal Prosecutions for Financial Fraud

    Legal experts testified about potential legal means to prosecute Wall Street brokers for fraud when they act against the interests of clients. Following their testimony, Assistant…

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    Body Building and Steroids

    Witnesses at hearing titled, “Body Building Products and Hidden Steroids: Enforcement Barriers,” focused on body-building supplements marketed to consumers as over-the-counter…

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    Mexican Drug Cartels

    Witnesses testified about the recent violence in Mexico stemming from clashes between rival drug cartels, law enforcement responses in Mexico and the U.S. to both violence and drug…

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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs held a hearing on the federal cocaine sentencing laws. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack…

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    Rising Crime Rates

    Witnesses testify about the rising crime rate in the U.S. and the federal role in community-based prevention and response. They also talked about levels of federal funding for crime…

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    U.S. Drug Policy in the Andean Region

    Witnesses testified about drug trafficking in South America and U.S. counter-narcotics efforts. They also talked about the links between drug trafficking and terrorism.

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