Fraud Section Under New Management: Takeaways From 2017

By Kevin Muhlendorf and Madeline Cohen (January 18, 2018, 1:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division's Fraud Section recently released its "Year in Review 2017" report. The brief document provides a useful overview of what the Criminal Division's largest litigating section has accomplished in the last year, comparisons to years past, and important hints at what the future holds for individuals and entities whose activities come within the Fraud Section's broad reach.

Section Size, But Not Results, Decreased From 2016

While the Fraud Section went on a major hiring binge in 2016, with the change in administration uncertainty over the ability to fund existing slots created through attrition led to...

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