Reporters John Emshwiller
and Michael Schroeder decided to investigate whether the government's
highly touted prosecution of penny-stock brokers and promoters
(along with their alleged mobster allies) had lived up to all
the publicity. To give their examination of the stock fraud campaign
perspective, they compared the records of the Justice Department
in the prosecution of securities swindlers and drug dealers. Their
source for the data in their June 27, 2000 was TRACFED.