Penn State International Law Review

First Paragraph

Corruption is an "economic crime" par excellence! While there are examples in history of those who have taken advantage of their position to increase their power rather than wealth, in the vast majority of cases, those who succumb to corruption do so in contemplation of financial gain. Therefore, to seriously attack corruption, one of the most important strategies must be to take away from those who have become corrupted, the profits of their crime. In essence, corruption must be made uneconomic. Thus, this article will look at the law and practices of tracking and seizing such ill-gotten gains. This inevitably leads us into a discussion of "money laundering."