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In early March 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, former Attorney General William Barr instructed federal prosecutors to prioritize the “detection, investigation and prosecution of all criminal conduct related to the current pandemic.”  His memos from the early days of the pandemic made it clear that COVID-19 related wrongdoing would be a top priority for the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) while the pandemic persisted.  Over a year later, after one of the… Continue Reading From Price Gouging to Fraud: A Look at the Department of Justice’s Shifting Focus One Year in the COVID-19 Pandemic