Sessions Hints Yates Memo, Fraud To Stay On DOJ Radar

Law360, New York (January 11, 2017, 8:51 PM EST) -- U.S. attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions suggested Tuesday that his Department of Justice would follow the Yates Memo's mandate to pursue individuals in corporate cases as well as continue a record-breaking False Claims Act enforcement streak under the new administration.

Much of Sessions' testimony dealt mainly with his civil rights record and willingness to enforce laws he voted against in Congress. But some comments indicated Sessions intends to both increase FCA enforcement and make it more transparent and preserve the broad emphasis on charging individuals tied to corporate wrongdoing.

Under questioning from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who led the hearing as...

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