September 08, 2017


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and bipartisan group of Senators, introduced the National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017, legislation to prevent white collar crimes at the national, state and local levels. By providing comprehensive, direct and practical training to law enforcement officers, investigators, auditors and prosecutors, this legislation will directly benefit the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) in Fairmont.

“Just like our law enforcement officers work tirelessly to fight crime in the streets, they must also be vigilant in fighting efforts of cyber and economic crime,” Senator Manchin said. “This bipartisan effort to provide the necessary resources to our law enforcement officers will make sure they’re adequately trained to tackle these sophisticated criminal acts. By supporting this legislation, communities across the country and in West Virginia will be better prepared to stop white collar criminals.”

“This legislation demonstrates Congress’ commitment to state and local law enforcement across this nation in their fight against high tech and economic crime,” Glen Gainer, NW3C President and Chief Executive Officer said. “In addition, it ensures that the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), located in Fairmont WV, will have the resources it needs to lead this effort.”

The National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017 authorizes funding through the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to improve the identification, investigation and prosecution of white collar crimes. Other co-sponsors of the bill are Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA).