Discussion Questions between 100 or 150 words for each question

First thing, I want you to do before you answer that question. Read those instructions I send you and follow them. Open the link!

In Chapters five and six we read about political white-collar crime. All too often elected officials are charged with crimes. These officials range from small town mayors to United States Senators. In the below link, the Boca Raton Mayor was arrested for corrupt misuse of public office and perjury.

Link

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/boca-…

for this week’s assignment, research a recent elected official that has been arrested for a crime related to their duties as an elected official.

Discuss the following:

  • 1) What are the charges?
  • 2) How were their crimes uncovered?
  • 3) What is the evidence against them?
  • 4) Was there a plea offer or are the waiting trial?
  • 5) Did they stay in office, step down from their position or were they removed from office?

REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS:

  • Friedrichs, D.O. (2010). Trusted criminals: White-collar crime in contemporary society. (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  • Other articles and websites if it is scholar from 2013 to now
  • You must answer the questions thoroughly and cite all relevant assigned readings for that week (using APA format).

    You may also refer to outside sources as long as they are scholarly (e.g., peer-reviewed journals) and/or reputable (e.g., article, chapter from another textbook). DO NOT refer to or incorporate information from extremely unreliable sources (e.g., Wikipedia, TMZ, and The Onion).

    Posts must be well written, free of grammatical errors, relevant to the topic, and demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.

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