U.S. Attorney Criminal Chief in NYC Calls Federal Shutdown “A Mess”


Good news for insider traders and criminals in general: Federal prosecutions in New York City have been sent into disarray by the government shutdown, says Bloomberg Businessweek. “From our perspective, it's a mess,” said Lorin Reisner, chief of the criminal division at the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office. “We have 10 trials going on in the criminal division, and I spent half of [Monday] making sure the paralegals who are working on those cases can continue working on those cases, or that we have others who can assist with those trials.” Most of the criminal prosecutors themselves are exempt from the shutdown, he added, but: “It's been quite a mess from an administrative and support staff perspective.” Reisner spoke at a seminar on white collar crime.

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