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DOJ Announces COVID-Related Fraud Charges

The Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against 14 defendants for alleged healthcare fraud schemes that exploited the COVID-19 pandemic, and resulted in over $143 million in false billings. Separately, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took adverse administrative actions against over 50 medical providers for schemes similar in theme. For example, some […]
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Criminal Enforcement under the Biden Administration

We are nearly six months into the Biden administration and its civil and criminal enforcement policies are taking shape. Under the Trump administration, the government’s enforcement focus shifted away from white collar crimes and violations towards immigration, violent crimes, opioids, and the like. Environmental enforcement in particular dipped dramatically. Although the Biden administration has not […]
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DOJ Announces New COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced a new task force to combat COVID-19 fraud, an area of major concern with the trillions of dollars in pandemic and economic relief being distributed, and a particular interest of President Biden, who advocated for rigorous oversight of funds in President Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus program. The task force […]
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Alabama AmeriCorps Grantee Pays $30,000 for Improperly Retained Funds

Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership, Inc. has agreed to pay $30,000 and to implement enhanced compliance measures to resolve claims arising from SEACAP’s administration of community service grants funded through AmeriCorps. For years, SEACAP has administered multiple grants in AmeriCorps’ Senior Corps program, but allegedly retained an amount of federal funds, even after being told […]
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Antitrust Division Praises Early Success and Heralds New Endeavors for Procurement Collusion Strike Force

As part of its annual Spring Update, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice touted the expansion and early success of its Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF), both in coordinating efforts among local, state, and federal enforcers and in leveraging the resources and skills of those stakeholders to identify potential antitrust violations in government […]
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Lopsided Start To Fiscal Year 2021 Outpaces Total False Claims Act Recoveries From 2020

With the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 complete, the Department of Justice looks to be on pace for a banner year with respect to False Claims Act recoveries. DOJ recovered $3.23 billion in this quarter alone, which by our count (DOJ has not yet released its official statistics) is more than DOJ recovered in […]
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Boeing Pays $2.5 Billion to Resolve Fraud Charges

The Boeing Company has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and agreed to pay $2.5 billion to resolve a...

Mike Volkov Interviews Baker McKenzie’s Brian Whisler on DOJ Changes under the Biden Administration

Brian Whisler is a long-time white collar practitioner at Baker McKenzie and served as part of the DOJ transition in 2001 for the incoming...

DOJ Creates National Rapid Responce Strike Force As Focus On Health Care Fraud Continues...

The DOJ recently announced its new National Rapid Response Strike Force within the Health Care Fraud Unit to investigate and prosecute fraud cases involving major health care providers that operate in multiple jurisdictions. It will focus on cases involving a range of alleged violations, including healthcare fraud, conspiracy, and kickbacks, and rely on data analytics […]
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Procurement Collusion Strike Force Significantly Expands Footprint

Beginning its second year, the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force has identified nine new U.S. Attorney partners and two new federal agency partners joining its mission to combat collusion, antitrust crimes, and fraud in government procurement, grant, and program funding. The task force’s membership now stands at 29 agencies and offices, and its […]
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