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March, 2021 Articles

White Collar Defense & Investigations The Next Wave of CARES Act Enforcement: Paycheck Protection Program Civil Fraud Investigations

The March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) created enormous incentives for companies to apply for economic stimulus funding and grants to alleviate the devastating economic impacts from the worldwide pandemic. Until recently, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) focused mainly on filing criminal actions against individuals who allegedly committed fraud […]