by Russell Mokhiber
This is the text of a speech delivered by Russell Mokhiber, editor of Corporate Crime Reporter to the Taming the Giant Corporation conference in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2007:
Twenty years ago, Corporate Crime Reporter, a weekly print newsletter, was launched.From the beginning, the most popular feature of Corporate Crime Reporter has been a question/answer format interview.
Over the years, we’ve interviewed hundreds of prosecutors, defense attorneys, law school professors, reporters, and activists.
Our first interview, which appeared in Volume One, Number One on April 13, 1987 was with the premier corporate crime prosecutor of his day.
That was Rudolph Giuliani, then U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
At the time, he was prosecuting the likes of Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky and Marc Rich.