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Despite Pandemic, DOJ's Fraud Section Weathers 2020 Storm, Law360

March 01, 2021

Morgan Lewis partner Matt Miner commented on the findings of the US Justice Department’s (DOJ) Criminal Fraud Section’s Year in Review in a Law360 article breaking down the DOJ analysis. Matt noted that the decrease in individual prosecutions from 2019 makes sense in light of 2020’s pandemic restrictions, including the closure of courthouses. Matt predicted that the cases that were missed during that time would inevitably come to light. “I think there’s a lot of inventory that the Fraud Section will be working through,” he said. “When I see the number of health care fraud cases, I suspect that there is a large inventory of cases that were unable to be brought last year, but will likely be brought this year going into next year,” Matt added.

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