Navigating Potential COVID Relief and Healthcare Fraud Issues

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With billions of dollars distributed over the past 18 months through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, there was plenty of opportunity for fraudulent activity. Jackson Walker litigation partner Arthur Gollwitzer discusses how the U.S. Department of Justice has made the intersection between COVID relief and fraud—particularly healthcare fraud—one of their absolute highest priorities.

While there are examples of obvious fraud, even See more +

With billions of dollars distributed over the past 18 months through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, there was plenty of opportunity for fraudulent activity. Jackson Walker litigation partner Arthur Gollwitzer discusses how the U.S. Department of Justice has made the intersection between COVID relief and fraud—particularly healthcare fraud—one of their absolute highest priorities.

While there are examples of obvious fraud, even legitimate businesses may trigger investigations if they are not familiar with the complex and changing rules and regulations surrounding COVID relief funds. Should a business or individual be approached by the authorities, Art advises seeking legal counsel before speaking with a federal agent. See less -

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