white collar crime

How White Collar Criminals Get Away with Murder

December 6, 2019

White-collar crime prosecutions are at a 33-year low. Corporate leaders can cause environmental disasters, economic crashes, and the deaths of thousands and still walk free. But there’s a way out.

Is it Cynical to Believe the System is Corrupt?

Is it Cynical to Believe the System is Corrupt?

August 30, 2019

While a new poll shows most US citizens believe the political and economic system is rigged against them, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren also echo this sentiment. Some conservatives are now pushing back. But what says the evidence? Bill Black analyzes the situation

Bitcoin Does Not Protect Against Fraud

June 20, 2018

There is a common misconception that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is safe and secure and will protect those who trade in it from fraud. However, as white collar criminologist Bill Black explains, Bitcoin is just as susceptible to fraud as any other type of transaction and complacency makes the likelihood of fraud only greater

The Black Financial and Fraud Report

April 13, 2017
Bill Black explains how the Wells Fargo scandal is emblematic of the bank’s corporate culture and that the fined executives are only scapegoats

White-Collar Crime Kills and Maims More Than the Crimes of the Poor

July 10, 2016

Former financial regulator Bill Black says fraud and corruption result in significantly more death and violence, and aren’t even counted in traditional stats by conventional criminologists

Financial Regulator Shutdown, Halts Investigations of Wall Street Crimes

October 9, 2013

The CFTC is shutdown in the middle of implementing Dodd Frank financial regulations. The main U.S. regulatory agency responsible for monitoring commodity markets has ceased most of its operations during the government shutdown. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) oversees commodity markets, like oil and corn. It adopts regulatory rules, and monitors markets and trading…

Wall Street’s Latest Scheme Will Cost You More at the Gas Pump

September 24, 2013

The EPA allows banks to speculate on ethanol credits which drives up prices 20-fold

Five Years After Lehman Brothers Fall, Big Banks Even Larger Pt. 2

September 12, 2013

In contrast to workers and homeowners, banks fully recover from the financial crisis.

Wall Street Banks Obtain Market Data Ten Minutes Before Everyone Else

September 12, 2013

A news scandal shows the markets are rigged

Five Years After Lehman Brothers Fall, Big Banks Even Larger

September 12, 2013

In contrast to workers and homeowners, banks fully recover from the financial crisis.