In proposed 2012 budget, DOJ doesn't highlight fraud enforcement

by Ben Vernia | February 14th, 2011

Just three weeks after the Department of Justice publicized recovering over $4 billion in fraud cases in fiscal year 2010, and a year after highlighting a marked increase in the portion of HHS’s budget devoted to DOJ components fighting health care fraud, it comes as some surprise that DOJ’s announcement of its proposed budget for 2012 is silent on anti-fraud efforts, choosing instead to focus attention on national security, prisons, and state, local and tribal cooperative efforts.

Of course, this is no ordinary year, with DOJ and the rest of the Obama Administration having to fight just to maintain spending levels for the rest of the current 2011 fiscal year.

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