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#GFPFE: USAID IG Barr and State IG Linick testifying at 10 am on enforcement issues

State IG Linick pioneered #GFPFE efforts for USDOJ when he co-founded the National Procurement Fraud Task Force and was instrumental in getting the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force stood up  before becoming the first IG for FHFA-OIG (nominated by Presidents Bush and Obama).  After building that agency

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Procurement Fraud and Grant Fraud enforcement programs are likely to be revitalized by the Trump Administration.

It’s no shock that a political change in the Executive Branch leads to an increase in grant fraud and procurement fraud enforcement. The reason? There is low risk in scrutinizing grants and contracts awarded by the outgoing administration. Whatever shenanigans are discovered by a new Administration will

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Department of Energy OIG Enforcement under a Trump Administration

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government. Its responsibilities include the nation’s nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. It also directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in an iniative between DOE, NIH and international collaborators. 

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Compliance: what are the trade risks (part 1)

by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Over the last few weeks, I have written a series of short articles discussing the need for developing a compliance-based approach to transacting international trade. This will help to prepare your organization to effectively deal with the risks inherent in importing. What are these risks

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Compliance: it starts at the top

  by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Whether you are a small to medium sized enterprise, or a large multinational corporation, creating a culture of compliance starts at the top. This compliance culture should permeate your entire organization starting with the Chief Executive, the Chief Financial Officer, and the corporate counsel.

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Trade Compliance–Why Bother

by Janet Labuda Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com I worked in Customs for over thirty years and met regularly with importers to discuss trade risk, compliance, and enforcement. Often, companies would express their concerns about the cost of compliance–the proverbial cost benefit analysis. If money is spent to create a compliance

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Bradford L. Geyer is reading enforcement agency tea leaves and he is seeing early  signs of enhanced enforcement involving grant fraud and procurement fraud at grantfraud.com.  His latest note regarding an extensive credit card fraud scheme can be found here.  FormerFedsGroup, comprised primarily of former federal investigative agents, can

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CartelCapers and Robert E. Connolly make Blawg 100!

CartelCapers by Robert Connolly

Congratulations, You are an ABA Journal Blawg 100 honoree!

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What is the Mint doing with the Mutilated Coin Redemption Program

http://coinsblog.ws/2016/12/what-is-the-mint-doing-with-the-mutilated-coin-redemption-program.htmlRead more

Will President Trump Revive Section 2 of the Sherman Act?

CartelCapers by Robert Connolly

By Bradford L. Geyer [1] When I concluded by summer of 2015 that our next President would be Donald Trump, my closest friends and associates were skeptical. Having grown up in the New York media market and reading the “Art of the Deal” after college, I studied

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