Government Officials and Law Enforcement Unite to Combat Fraud in Atlanta Summit

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Government officials and law enforcement partners gathered in Atlanta for a summit aimed at combating collusion, corruption, and fraud schemes targeting government spending. Hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF), the event focused on raising awareness and fostering collaboration.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan emphasized the commitment to safeguard taxpayer funds, highlighting collaboration with the Antitrust Division to identify and prosecute procurement fraud. Director Glad of the PCSF underscored the importance of partnerships in protecting the integrity of federal contracts.

Reflecting on the PCSF’s growth since its inception in 2019, Buchanan and Glad detailed additional resources dedicated to combating collusion. They emphasized the need for a whole-of-government response to threats in government spending, especially under the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act, which will provide significant federal spending in Georgia.

Presentations at the summit outlined ways for government agencies to partner with the PCSF and strengthen procurement processes. Representatives from various law enforcement agencies and government departments participated, including the FBI, Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, and Georgia Department of Education.

The PCSF, a national law enforcement effort, targets antitrust crimes and fraudulent schemes impacting procurement at all government levels. It comprises the Antitrust Division, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the FBI, and Inspectors General from multiple federal agencies.

Since its inception in November 2019, the PCSF has opened more than 100 criminal investigations and trained more than 31,000 people. In that time, the PCSF and Antitrust Division have investigated and prosecuted over 65 companies and individuals involving more than $500 million worth of government contracts. The summit marks the Department’s continued support of the PCSF as it enters its fifth year. To learn more about the PCSF, or to report collusion affecting government contracts, please visit www.justice.gov/atr/procurement-collusion-strike-force

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