Special Units Put Public Corruption In Hot Seat

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 8:30 PM EST) -- From New York to Los Angeles and in state and federal offices in between, prosecutors are forming specialized public corruption units — or resurrecting previously scuttled ones — paving the way for more widespread use of investigative techniques once reserved exclusively for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and drug-trafficking investigations.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.'s office announced in October that it was restructuring its Rackets Bureau to include a special Public Integrity Unit to go after public corruption at all levels.

“One hopes that our public...
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