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Why Hui Chen left the Justice Department

Joe Mont | July 5, 2017

Hui Chen, retained in 2015 by the Justice Department as a full-time compliance counsel expert, recently left the agency, dropping pointed criticisms of President Trump on her way out the door.

In a June 25 post on LinkedIn, titled “Mission Matters,” Chen explained her decision. “Leaving DOJ was not an easy decision,” she wrote. “Serving as the Fraud Section’s compliance counsel had given me not only the privilege of working with some of the most dedicated, intelligent, and innovative prosecutors in the federal government, it had also given me a platform from which I believed I could make a positive difference. Now, my reason for leaving is the same: to make a difference.”

Among her duties as a consulting expert was developing benchmarks for evaluating corporate compliance and remediation measures and communicating with...

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