November 11, 2019
The PCSF was recently announced by the Justice Department. Its main goals are to deter, detect, investigate, and prosecute antitrust crimes. The PCSF will be run as an interagency partnership between the FBI, prosecutors from the Antitrust Division, prosecutors from 13 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, as well as other partner federal offices of Inspector General.
A major goal of the PCSF if to protect taxpayer funds and many of the parties involved believe this will truly help the American taxpayer. Assistant Attorney General Delrahim said, “The PCSF will train and educate procurement officials nationwide to recognize and report suspicious conduct in procurement, grant and program funding processes. We will aggressively investigate and prosecute those who violate our antitrust laws to cheat the American taxpayer.” The PCSF has also launched a website that is publicly available that contains further information about antitrust laws and how to report criminal activity.
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