Posted Sep 01, 2007 08:15 am CDT
From Sept. 11, 2001, through March of this year, federal investigators have interviewed more than 15,000 “persons of interest” in connection with activities investigators associate with terrorism—including such diverse crimes as passport and marriage fraud, money laundering, drug smuggling and the purchase of weapons of mass destruction.
The Justice Department has been involved in 10,797 of those investigations—either because FBI agents and other federal investigators felt they should consider prosecuting the individuals or simply because those agencies needed the Justice Department’s investigative tools to continue their probes.
All but 410 of the investigations have concluded, and 40 percent have resulted in cases being filed. Here is where those cases stand as of March 2007.
See the chart (PDF).