DOJ Increases Budget to Investigate and Prosecute Healthcare Fraud Cases
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that the Obama administration has
requested $29.2 billion for the Justice Department’s national security and traditional law
enforcement missions. The Department has stated a renewed focus on economic crime and
financial fraud. The fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request represents a 5.4 percent increase,
including an increase of 2,880 positions over the prior year. The roughly $2 billion increase will
enhance many existing programs including the Department’s “vigorous efforts to prevent,
investigate and prosecute” health care fraud.
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