White-collar crime prosecutions are at a 20-year low. IRS audits are at a 15-year low. These factors made it easier for Manafort and Cohen to commit their crimes.
“Had it not been for their relationship with President Trump, these crimes would have ultimately gone unprosecuted,” said Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School and expert on white-collar crime.
How decisions by policymakers and lawmakers to defang regulation and defund investigations helped the behaviors of Manafort and Cohen to go unnoticed. From ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ and me
Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws
Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws
#Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws