AFFIRMATIVE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT UNIT
Colleen Kennedy, Chief
The Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit brings enforcement actions for violation of federal statutes and tort actions for destruction of public resources. Enforcement actions include financial fraud, health care fraud, procurement fraud, and grant fraud, including “qui tam” whistle-blower cases; fair housing, disability rights, and other civil rights violations; and Controlled Substances Act violations. Tort actions focus on negligent destruction of national park and national forest resources, and provide for recovery of suppression costs, compensation for lost commercial timber value and environmental damages, and costs of restoring burned forest land for public enjoyment.