The region has seen a recent spike in prosecutions against misbehaving attorneys by the Philadelphia-based branch of the Justice Department, and it’s no coincidence, according to U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In an interview with The Legal, McSwain, the top federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, acknowledged the rise in prosecutions against attorneys for white-collar crimes over the past year and a half and said he has made going after these lawyers a priority for his office.

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