DOJ Asks For 87 New Anti-Financial Fraud Attorneys

Law360, New York (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The government will need to be on guard to protect its interests in the financial bailout, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a budget request that asks for funding for 118 new positions, including 87 attorneys, to combat financial fraud.

The DOJ’s Civil Division wants to add new positions in order to litigate its way through a raft of expected cases involving fraud, contract claims and bankruptcy, it said in a fiscal year 2010 budget summary released Thursday.

In a separate budget summary, the Antitrust...
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