On Thursday, May 14, 2015, at a meeting of the American Bar Association’s Healthcare Fraud Section, Leslie Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division, declared stamping out healthcare “fraud and holding those who commit this fraud accountable are core missions of the Criminal Division and the Justice Department.” In addition to the ongoing operations of her team of more than 40 specialized healthcare prosecutors at the DOJ, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and local United States Attorneys’ Offices, AAG Caldwell also described a renewed and intensified focus on executives and corporations:

The Strike Force will follow evidence of healthcare fraud wherever it leads, including into corporate boardrooms and executive suites. The Criminal Division has a long record of holding executives responsible for their criminal wrongdoing in cases involving financial fraud. You should expect to see us building on that record in the field of healthcare fraud.  Read more>>