"De jure, they may be able to prosecute, but de facto, it's exceedingly rare that this is done," said Mr. Feldstein. "There have been other instances of undercover investigations, numerous ones, where these things happen and nobody was prosecuted."
"I do think it's telling that an investigation of this kind was done by Al Jazeera rather than ESPN or the news networks," Mr. Feldstein said. "It shows a commitment to aggressive undercover journalism that those other mainstream outlets don't seem to have an appetite for, and I think that's laudable. How they executed it in this particular case will come out in the wash."