Thursday, March 3, 2011
The luncheon speaker was not Attorney General Holder, as had been planned. Filling in for him was Deputy Attorney General James Cole. DAG Cole noted the high level of justice department experience at the top of the office. He said that what is different today from in the past is terrorism. He noted that a lot of resources in law enforcement were going to terrorism. He said it was important to reinvigorate important parts of the DOJ mission. He spoke about some of the accomplishments in the white collar area, such as in the civil division in 2010 - 2.5 billion dollar from cases - the largest health care fraud case. He also spoke about initiatives on health care and financial fraud.
(esp)(blogging from San Diego)