Key Insights From DOJ's 2020 Fraud Enforcement

By Andrew Weissmann and Tali Leinwand (March 9, 2021, 5:50 PM EST) -- Recently the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division's Fraud Section released its annual year-in-review report for 2020.[1] In this article, we highlight three key takeaways from the report.

The Fraud Section is an integral part of the DOJ's efforts to investigate and prosecute complex white collar crimes, particularly large national and international corporate cases. It also has exclusive jurisdiction and oversight of all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

The Fraud Section's annual report, begun in 2015, is a look at the past year, and typically it is also a harbinger of the section's goals and priorities for the coming year. But the...

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