Attorney General Eric Holder recognized and thanked law enforcement agents from various federal, state and local law enforcement

Attorney General Eric Holder recognized and thanked the more than 700 law enforcement agents from the FBI, HHS-Office of Inspector General, multiple Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies who participa According to the Attorney General: "As today's arrests prove, the federal government is working aggressively to pursue health care criminals around the country and to bring offenders to justice." He continued, Put simply, our Strike Force operations reflect an unprecedented commitment to eradicating health care fraud - a commitment that inspired the creation of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team known as HEAT in May of 2009. Through HEAT, we've ensured that the fight against health care fraud is a Cabinet-level priority.

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