Although the federal government may have relaxed healthcare regulations amid the pandemic in an effort to quickly respond to the growing number of Covid-19 cases, enforcement agencies have not relaxed at all. In fact, they have done just the opposite.
With the federal government spending millions of dollars in support of Covid-19 testing and countless other funds in the fight against the novel coronavirus, it is no surprise that both federal and state authorities are turning their efforts toward combatting fraud related to the disease and those seeking to exploit and profit from the pandemic. The US Department of Justice (DoJ), US Attorneys’ Offices, and State Attorneys General are at the forefront of these efforts. For example, the DoJ has instituted a Coronavirus Fraud Coordinator at each US Attorney’s Office across the country.