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.
Our 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.
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.