For this discussion, assume you are a special agent with the EPA, CID. You have been tasked by your agency and the DOJ prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to execute a federal search warrant on a Fortune 500 company located on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Information you have developed through an informant and follow-up investigations with various local and federal regulatory agencies indicates the company is a barge cleaning and repair facility and has been illegally disposing of thousands of 55 gallon drums of hazardous waste by throwing the drums overboard in the River. The Mississippi River is a known drinking water supply for thousands of residents along the river from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the mouth of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In preparation for this search warrant, conduct some research on white collar crime task forces, agencies involved in responding to white collar crime, and evidence gathering strategies that may be specific to this crime.
Cover the following within your research:
- Compare two evidence gathering techniques employed by law enforcement in white collar crime cases of this type.
- Describe two challenges associated with the role of technology in the investigation and prosecution of white collar crime cases.
- Assess two benefits of working in white collar crime task forces, synchronizing efforts of federal, state, and local authorities in a multiagency approach to enforcement.
Create a 1 page essay using 2 sources in APA Format. Be sure to include in-text citations.