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    Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud
    On July 11, 2018, the President of the U.S. signed Executive Order 13844, which establishes the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud. This Executive Order states that "The Attorney General shall establish within theDepartment of Justice a Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud (Task Force).

    Sec. 2. Membership and Operation. (a) The Task Force shall include the following members:

    (i) the Deputy Attorney General, who shall serve as the Chair;

    (ii) the Associate Attorney General, who shall serve as the Vice Chair;

    (iii) the Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division);

    (iv) the Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division);

    (v) the Assistant Attorney General (Tax Division);

    (vi) the Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust Division);

    (vii) the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

    (viii) United States Attorneys designated by the Attorney General; and

    (ix) such other officers or employees of the Department of Justice as the Attorney General may from time to time designate."

    This Task Force shall

    (a) provide guidance for the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud on the government, the financial markets, and consumers, including cyber-fraud and other fraud targeting the elderly, service members and veterans, and other members of the public; procurement and grant fraud; securities and commodities fraud, as well as other corporate fraud, with particular attention to fraud affecting the general public; digital currency fraud; money laundering, including the recovery of proceeds; health care fraud; tax fraud; and other financial crimes;

    (b) provide recommendations to the Attorney General on fraud enforcement initiatives across the Department of Justice and on any matters the Task Force determines from time to time to be important in the investigation and prosecution of fraud and other financial crimes; and

    (c) make recommendations to the President, through the Attorney General for:

    (i) action to enhance cooperation among agencies in the investigation and prosecution of fraud and other financial crimes;

    (ii) action to enhance cooperation among Federal, State, local, and tribal authorities in connection with the detection, investigation, and prosecution of fraud and other financial crimes; and

    (iii) changes in rules, regulations, or policy, or recommendations to the Congress regarding legislative measures, to improve the effective investigation and prosecution of fraud and other financial crimes."

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