A descriptive analysis of Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) data reveals that both far-right and al-Qaida-inspired extremists in the United States engaged in different types of financial schemes, followed distinct modi operandi and were prosecuted for a variety of both financial and non-financial crimes. Despite these differences, a common trend was identified—the involvement of non-extremist accomplices who provided useful resources for the crime commission process.
Belli, Roberta, Joshua D. Freilich, and Steven Chermak. 2012. "Financial Crime and Political Extremism in the U.S." College Park, MD: START (January).