Main Justice: The Men and Women Who Enforce the Nation's Criminial Laws and Guard Its Liberties

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 8, 1997 - Law - 400 pages
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This perceptive examination reveals how the Justice Department operates--from its role in history to critical evaluations of its wars against the Cali cocaine cartel, violent gangs in Shreveport and Chicago, high-level government espionage, and international terrorism.
 

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MAIN JUSTICE: The Men and Women Who Enforce the Nation's Criminal Laws and Guard Its Liberties

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A lively and highly informative look at the modern Justice Department's criminal division, by two veteran Washington reporters. Most Americans see the Justice Department and its nationwide corps of ... Read full review

Main justice: the men and women who enforce the Nation's criminal laws and guard its liberties

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Journalists McGee (The Washington Post) and Duffy (U.S. News and World Report) focus on the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. They are interested primarily in illegal drugs ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
PART
11
The Family
13
Taking Command 1
19
The Drug War
34
Operation Cornerstone
49
A Web of Wiretaps
64
Guns and Gangs
82
The Price of Power
209
A Judges Anger
222
Three Strikes
234
A Frontal Assault
248
Turning the Tables
263
A Costly Crusade
278
Unheeded Warnings
291
PART THREE
301

Turning the Battleship
98
Hitting the Streets J J 4
132
A Gentleman from Colombia
145
Counsel to the Cali Cartel
154
Out to the Edge
168
Put to the Test
175
Bringing It Home
191
PART
207
Marys Law
303
Spymasters at Law
320
Two Worlds Meld
344
Epilogue
367
A Note on Sources and Methods
375
Acknowledgments
383
Index
385
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Tim Nelson graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a BS with Distinction in Finance and then spent several years working in various finance roles for several large organizations. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago specializing in Operations and Accounting. Tim founded Midwest Industrial Packaging, Inc. (MIP) in 1987, which was sold to Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2000. Spent seven years as Vice President and General Manager for ITW helping to manage and improve several divisions. In 2008, he founded a new packaging equipment company while performing consulting projects leading transformational projects to improve businesses ranging from $50 million to $100 million in revenue. He has helped transform multiple business units using the techniques and processes discussed in the book. Jim McGee was one of the Founding Partners of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants in 1994, helping it grow from 25 employees in 1994 to over 1,000 consultants and $260 million in revenue in 2000. He has also worked as a consultant and entrepreneur with Accenture, Huron Consulting Group, Ernst & Young, and Collaborating Minds. Jim has taught organizational design, organizational change, technology management, strategy, and economics at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, DePaul University's School for New Learning, and Columbia College of Chicago. Jim has a BA in Statistics from Princeton University, an MBA in Strategy from the Harvard Business School, and a Doctorate in Organizational Design, also from the Harvard Business School.

Duffy is the recipient of many journalism awards. He is deputy national editor for The Washington Post.

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