National District Attorneys Association
Go to All Upcoming courses All upcoming courses
white collar sidebar

White Collar Crime

While rates of violent crime continue to fall across the country, the FBI reports that white collar crime – complex criminal schemes involving fraud and theft – is on the rise. Sophisticated criminals risk slipping through the prosecutorial net unless they are matched with specialized and talented investigators and prosecutors. NDAA’s White Collar Crime Program, through professional training and technical assistance, aims to equip law enforcement and prosecutors with the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully prosecute white collar crime and emerging criminal schemes.


Mortgage Fraud Meeting photo

April 10-11, 2013: mortgage fraud conference in Brooklyn, NY, with a live simulcast to Albany, NY. The conference was co-hosted by the New York Prosecutors Training Institute, the New York State Department of Financial Services, and NDAA’s White Collar Crime Program.


Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud logoOur nation’s volatile housing market created a prime opportunity for a variety of mortgage fraud schemes and collateral criminal activity related to vacant property. Fraud rates over the last five years have skyrocketed due to opportunistic criminals, institutional deficiencies, lack of information sharing, rent skimming, and foreclosure rescue and loan modification frauds.

NDAA's White Collar Crime Program provides training and technical assistance to state and local prosecutors, investigators, and allied criminal justice professionals combatting mortgage fraud and vacant property crime. Numerous trainings will be held throughout the country in 2013.

Please check this website for information on future trainings, or feel free to contact Sam Pellegrino anytime at


Partner Links

National White Collar Crime Center

National Crime Prevention Council

St. Petersburg College Center for Public Safety Innovation

Buruea of Justice Assistance Mortgage Fraud and
Vacant Property Crime page


NDAA’s Mortgage Fraud and Vacant Property Crime Program is supported by Grant No. 2010-DG-BX-K062 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions on this website are those of NDAA's Mortgage Fraud and Vacant Property Crime Program and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.