The U.S. Department of Justice has aggressively used proactive enforcement techniques such as undercover sting operations and enhanced use of electronic surveillance in white collar cases. The recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA ") arrests at a Las Vegas gun show following a two-year long sting investigation and the Galleon case in New York are but two of the more prominent examples. These techniques, once reserved for drug and organized crime conspiracies are now becoming part of garden variety health care and financial fraud investigations. A s a result, white collar practitioners can no longer afford to be in the dark regarding these techniques and the law that surrounds them.
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