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What are feds reportedly focusing on in fraud realm?

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2018 | Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes |

The heavy hitters are hitting heavily when it comes to their reported focus on fraud probes and convictions in Missouri and nationally. A recent Accounting Today article spotlighting “the latest fraud trends and how [law enforcers] are combatting them” stresses a combined effort undertaken by various national agencies that target criminal activity.
Much of the subject matter that is writ large in the above piece is decidedly in the white collar realm. It stresses activity ranging from cryptocurrency scams on the dark web to fraudulent securities-linked schemes.

The bottom line advanced by agency officials in a recently held fraud summit is that America’s collective investigatory eye is riveted on new and emerging fraud platforms. Coupled with the strong focus is a commitment to joint efforts to secure criminal convictions.

“A major priority is working and collaborating with our regulator and agency partners,” says fraud principal Sandra Moser of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Other key attendees at the summit included high-level members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Collectively, the DOJ, FBI and SEC vow a progressively staunch effort aimed at identifying and punishing fraud activities that are surfacing under new guises.

Increasingly, combined task forces are looking at matters spanning fraudulent opioid prescribing, schemes targeting older Americans, accounting fraud, online sales of stolen data and additional concerns.

A person charged with federal crimes alleging fraudulent activity faces the formidable resources of government offices and officials bent on securing a harsh sentencing outcome. Any such individual might reasonably want to enlist the help of a proven and aggressive criminal defense attorney.