Insiders are a must if prosecutors are to prove criminal intent"NO-PROS" AGREEMENTS
Low-level cooperators may be lured by deals to avoid prosecution entirelyRICO
Racketeering charges could ratchet up the sentencesSEALED INDICTMENTS
Prosecutors can conceal pending criminal charges against targetsTOUGH SENTENCES
Newly revised sentencing guidelines increase penalties for megabuck fraud"WIRES"
Surreptitious taping of prosecution targets by cooperative insiders