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Warning, Tips From Justice Department's Grindler

Melissa Klein Aguilar | May 26, 2010

Corporate compliance, legal and risk professionals got a warning from a top Justice Department official, along with some advice on how to keep the companies they work for out of trouble.

Acting deputy attorney general Gary Grindler made it clear that the agency is taking a no holds barred approach to cracking down on corporate fraud.

Speaking at Compliance Week's annual conference this week in Washington D.C, Grindler summed up the message simply, telling attendees, "We will be aggressive, but fair, and we will use every tool at our disposal to ferret out and prosecute corporate crime."

He highlighted three DoJ enforcement priorities: the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, healthcare fraud, and the Department's new Intellectual Property Enforcement Task Force.

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, established last November and comprised of representatives from more than 20 federal, state and local agencies, is a coordinated effort to share...

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