>This piece of info seems to be getting overlooked. Public corruption
We dug on that during night shift, don't think it made it to notables.
Why It’s Really Bad for Epstein He’s Being Prosecuted by SDNY’s Public Corruption Unit
by Alberto Luperon | 11:13 am, July 7th, 2019
The Public Corruption Unit works, in close partnership with the FBI and other federal, state and city investigative agencies to maintain and protect the integrity of all levels of government. The unit oversees the investigation and prosecution of corruption crimes committed by elected and appointed officials, government employees, and individuals and companies doing business with the city, state, and federal government. Corruption crimes investigated by the unit include bribery, embezzlement, and frauds committed against local, state, and federal government agencies.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman Speaks at Department of Investigation Anti-Corruption Conference
New York, NY ~ Friday, June 8, 2018
Our public corruption unit is the biggest than it’s ever been – we have 19 Assistant United States Attorneys who have a passion and commitment to ferreting out corruption and fraud without fear or favor.
The PC unit also has its own dedicated criminal investigators and paralegals who are instrumental in helping to make these cases.
As I said at the outset, it is critical for us to work hand-in-glove with our law enforcement partners.
We’ve been able to keep making great cases because we are able to partner with the best law enforcement agencies in the world, including DOI, the FBI, numerous IGs offices and other agencies that I see here today.
The commitment of our partners to making these cases – to following the money, to deciphering complicated paper trails, to flipping witnesses, to using the most sophisticated law enforcement tools like wire taps and email search warrants – has been absolutely critical to our ability to build these cases successfully.
Third, creativity and persistence.
It takes every arrow in our law enforcement quiver to build these cases.
So over the years, as these defendants have become more sophisticated, so have we.
We’ve increasingly been able to use the tools once reserved for narcotics and organized crime prosecutions to ferret out corruption, including wire taps, surveillance, informants and cooperators.
And in the public corruption sphere in particular, email search warrants have also provided us with a gold mine of evidence against these types of defendants.
No matter how careful they are, corrupt officials can’t be totally off the grid, and they usually slip up over email and text.
There also needs to be a “never-give-up” attitude.
We have a culture that says, go where the facts take you, and follow every dollar.
At our Office, the philosophy is to be as tenacious at the end of the case as we are in the beginning, as committed to justice when we write the last appeals brief as we were when we served the first subpoena.