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Trump DOJ Likely to Keep Heat on Individuals for Health-Care Fraud

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Legislation and Public Policy, Litigation, White Collar

Eric Fader was quoted in a January 27 article, “Trump DOJ Likely to Keep Heat on Individuals for Health-Care Fraud,” in Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Daily Report and other publications. The article discussed the U.S. Department of Justice’s so-called Yates memo which, among other things, encouraged federal prosecutors to focus on individual accountability in enforcement actions against corporations.

Although the Trump administration’s priorities are unclear thus far, Eric predicted that the DOJ’s policy will remain basically unchanged. “The issue of whether to hold individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing has not been a partisan issue thus far,” Eric said, “and Attorney General nominee [Sen. Jeff] Sessions is a former prosecutor who has historically been tough on white collar crime.”

Eric also noted that the awkward transition between the Obama and Trump administrations may cause a gap in enforcement activity.

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