Prof. Bennett Gershman discussed the reasons certain cases are turned down for prosecution with The Washington Times in the story, “Federal pension theft not always prosecuted.” Often in cases of pension theft, the suspected individuals admit to taking money, but claim to be unaware that they were not entitled to the money. This can complicate such cases, making them less attractive to prosecutors.
“They don’t have the manpower to take every case. It’s about policy choices. You can’t prosecute every case. You can’t prosecute most cases. So you have to make choices to prosecute wisely,” says Prof. Gershman.
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