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Senators urge DOJ to flex debarment authority

August 12, 2022

Via: FCW

According to two Democratic senators, the federal government is “failing to use key tools in its arsenal against corporate criminals.”

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) urged top Department of Justice leaders to leverage suspension and debarment authorities against federal contractors who are found to have defrauded the government, who enter into settlements in civil cases or even who are suspected of misconduct based on a “preponderance of the evidence.”

In an Aug. 11 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the lawmakers said that “even companies that engage in massive, years-long schemes to defraud the public are allowed to continue to do business with the government.”

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