Some highlights from recent weeks:
- Finally word that the Senate has confirmed a new AAG for the Criminal Division. But as this Financial Times piece points out, the Criminal fraud section still has seven out of its nine leadership positions unfilled.
- An announcement this past week of a new inter-agency task force focused on market integrity and consumer fraud
- An indictment last week in Seattle alleging a scheme to defraud food and beverage manufacturers by representing that a business would destroy unsaleable items or convert it into agricultural feed, but instead resell the products to discount grocery stores and other consumers
- Sentences in Alaska for members of a mail theft ring