Whistleblower Lawyer Calls for Coronavirus Fraud Task Force

Mother Jones writes….

As the federal government works to stop the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the grave economic disaster it has caused, one lawyer is urging the Department of Justice to set up a task force to stop potential fraudsters who might try to illegally profit from the crisis.

On Monday, Stephen Kohn, an attorney who chairs the National Whistleblower Center, sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting that the DOJ establish a task force “to monitor and investigate violations of the False Claims Act” in cases of coronavirus-related fraud. “You’re looking at a situation that is so ripe for these bottom-feeders to start stealing,” Kohn tells Mother Jones. “They’re horrible, and they’re out there.”

Read the full story at https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/03/whistleblower-lawyer-calls-for-coronavirus-fraud-task-force/