Trade Fraud: The ‘Wild New Frontier of White Collar Crime’

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A huge container ship sails under the bridge from Savannah, Georgia into South Carolina with cargo imported from the far east. Photo by Tom Driggers via Flickr

Federal prosecutions of importers for fraud increased by 900 percent between 2000 and 2016, according to a study in the Oregon Review of International Law. But the government has barely scratched the surface of criminal activity that has cost millions of dollars in lost revenue and endangered the health of Americans, say the authors . . .

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