Federal Criminal Law & White Collar Crime

B739 is taught by T. Morrison

This course examines federal criminal prosecutions pursued against the Ponzi schemers, inside stock traders, organized crime figures and corrupt politicians. With primary focus on specific federal criminal statutes including RICO, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, bribery, Hobbs Act and money laundering, this course also examines how the federal sentencing guidelines impact these convicted white collar defendants. Finally, the course reviews corporate criminal liability versus individual criminal liability for corporate officers and employees. The substance of this course would be invaluable for anyone contemplating a federal clerkship where much of the time is spent on federal criminal matters, future employment as a government attorney, or corporate in-house counsel. The instructor is a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney& 039;s Office in Indianapolis. There are no prerequisites beyond the first year Criminal Law course. There will be an open book exam at the regularly scheduled time for all students in the class.