In New York, the Office of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Bureau investigates and pursues criminal charges of public corruption, especially involving fraud, government corruption, and abuse of authority. Depending on the nature of the crime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation can also investigate these charges.
In October 2012, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance along with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice created a White Collar Crime Task Force looking to revise New York's current criminal scheme. The experts involved in the task force recommended procedural changes and amendments to the current fraud, cyber-crime, ID-theft, and money-laundering statutes. The results of the report were announced in September of 2013. Those changes were recently codified into proposed legislation after the high profile corruption arrests of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate President Dean Skelos. While these proposed changes are not yet law, they could have lasting effects on future criminal defendants.