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The DOJ’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Units


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: March 07, 2018
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Agenda

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • The Opioid Epidemic
  • Opioid Fraud and Abuse Pilot Program
  • Opioid-Related Investigations
  • Legal Framework: Drug Trafficking
  • Legal Framework: Health Care Fraud Charges
  • Investigation Basics
  • Special Considerations
  • Charging and Sentencing
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Recorded: March 7, 2018

Description

The seminar will provide an overview of the DOJ’s opioid fraud and abuse detection units.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Haley Bunn, Southern District of West Virginia, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Smith, Eastern District of Kentucky, will provide an overview of the DOJ’s opioid fraud and abuse detection units.

The presentation will begin with a brief overview of the opioid epidemic followed by a description of the opioid fraud and abuse pilot program and opioid-related investigations. Next, the legal framework, investigation basics and potential penalties related to the fraud and abuse investigations will be discussed. Lastly, Ms. Bunn and Mr. Smith will provide key takeaways.

Discussion topics:
  • Structure and location of the Units
  • Investigative targets, priorities and "red flags" for these targets, and the common types of fraud
  • Legal authorities used in opioid-related prosecutions along with the potential charges and sentencing
This program was recorded on March 7th, 2018.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Haley Bunn

Assistant US Attorney
Southern District of West Virginia

Haley Bunn is a native West Virginian who earned her undergraduate and law degrees from West Virginia University. After graduating from law school in 2010, Ms. Bunn worked in the litigation department of Steptoe & Johnson, a large regional law firm. At Steptoe, Ms. Bunn actively managed a large case load consisting primarily of elder care defense and general insurance defense. For the past five years, Ms. Bunn has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of West Virginia and is assigned to the Charleston office. As an AUSA, Ms. Bunn has prosecuted a wide variety of crimes including violent crimes and corruption, but has focused on narcotics cases involving large-scale drug trafficking organizations. In August 2017, Ms. Bunn was chosen to serve on the Attorney General’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit.

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Andrew E. Smith

Assistant US Attorney
Eastern District of Kentucky

Andrew Smith is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Kentucky. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. from the College of William and Mary and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Smith clerked for the Hon. Liam O’Grady in the Eastern District of Virginia, then joined Winston & Strawn’s office in Washington, D.C., where he focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. As an AUSA, Mr. Smith has prosecuted a variety of crimes, including health care fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, and public corruption offenses. In August 2017, Mr. Smith was designated to serve on the Attorney General’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit initiative.


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