June 11, 2020

The Washington Post Highlights Data on COVID-19 Fraud Compiled by Faegre Drinker

In the June 11 edition of “The Health 202” newsletter, The Washington Post featured a recent report on COVID-19-related fraud compiled by Faegre Drinker Consulting principal Michael Adelberg and director Matthew Rubin.

Noting that consumer fear and government spending in response to the pandemic has sparked scams and fraud, the publication turned to Adelberg and Rubin’s report “Tracking Fraud Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic” that shows the types of charges law enforcement is bringing for COVID-19 fraud.

Adelberg and Rubin write, “From fake vaccines and cures to subpar personal protective equipment to hoarding and price gouging, indictments and arrests are occurring at an alarming rate.”

The Washington Post specifically highlighted data from the report that shows a total of 315 pandemic-related enforcement actions, such as warning letters, were taken by federal agencies as of June 5. The most actions – 183 – were taken by the Federal Trade Commission. Of the 46 charges law enforcement has brought in alleged coronavirus-related fraud schemes since March, 23 have been for false claims.

Full Article

Related Topics

The Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP website uses cookies to make your browsing experience as useful as possible. In order to have the full site experience, keep cookies enabled on your web browser. By browsing our site with cookies enabled, you are agreeing to their use. Review Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's cookies information for more details.