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  • The house Passed September 29th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
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      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
    IntroducedJuly 29th, 2010

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Title

Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010

Official Title

To establish the Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Unit in the Department of Justice, and for other purposes.

Summary

Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act of 2010 - Directs the Attorney General to establish the Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Unit to: (1) investigate and prosecute those instances of organized retail theft over which the Department of Justice (DOJ) has jurisdiction; (2) assist state and local law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting organized retail theft; and (3) consult with key stakeholders, including retailers and online market places, to obtain information about instances of and trends in organized retail theft. Provides that the Unit shall include representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Services, prosecutors, and any other necessary personnel. Defines "organized retail theft" as: (1) the obtaining of retail merchandise by illegal means to resell or otherwise place such merchandise back into the stream of commerce; or (2) aiding or abetting the commission of, or conspiring to commit, such theft. Requires the Attorney General to submit to the Judiciary Committees of Congress and make available to the public on the DOJ website a report containing recommendations on how retailers, online businesses, and law enforcement agencies can help prevent and combat organized retail theft . Authorizes appropriations for FY2011-FY2015.

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