US Atty Taps Old Pro To Head SDNY Civil Fraud Unit

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT) -- Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Thursday he is bringing back one of the office's veteran prosecutors to head a new civil unit for investigating large, sophisticated financial frauds.

Heidi A. Wendel has been named the new chief of the civil fraud unit, established in March as the counterpart to the criminal division. The new unit investigates complex fraud in the health care, mortgage, pharmaceutical and banking industries, among others.

Wendel served twice before in the U.S. attorney's office...
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