DOJ Announces Anticorruption Task Force Initiative Focused on Latin America


The Department of Justice has announced new measures by its Anticorruption Task Force to target corruption in Latin America, specifically in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. DOJ created this Task Force in June, on the heels of President Biden’s Memorandum on Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Core United States National Security Interest, as well as other initiatives by President Biden and Vice President Harris aimed at addressing the root causes of migration from the region.

DOJ now has set up a tip line so anyone with information regarding corruption or the movement of illicit funds into or out of the United States can report such activity. If a tip has a jurisdictional connection to the United States, the Task Force is empowered to investigate, prosecute, and seek the forfeiture and return of stolen assets to victims.