Skip to Content

Justice Dept. names prosecutor to go after pandemic fraud

Associated Press

The Justice Department has named a chief prosecutor for pandemic fraud, following through on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union promise to go after criminals who stole billions in relief money. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco says Kevin Chambers, an associate deputy attorney general, will lead efforts to combat pandemic-related fraud. Monaco convened the department’s COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force Thursday. It includes nearly 30 agencies that administer and oversee pandemic relief funding. Officials say the department has already taken enforcement actions related to more than $8 billion in suspected pandemic fraud. Attorney General Merrick Garland says they know their work is not done.

Article Topic Follows: AP National Business

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

The Associated Press


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content