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About the Task Force

President Obama established the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force in November 2009 to wage aggressive and coordinated investigations and prosecutions of financial frauds and maximize the ability both to recover the proceeds of these frauds and obtain just and effective punishment of those who commit them.

"Financial fraud" is broad in scope, and the Task Force’s work extends to bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and other loan fraud and discrimination; securities and commodities fraud; retirement plan fraud; mail and wire fraud; tax crimes; money laundering; False Claims Act violations; and unfair competition. With over 20 federal agencies, 94 United States Attorney's Offices, and state and local partners, the Task Force is the broadest coalition of law enforcement, investigatory and regulatory agencies ever assembled to combat financial fraud.

Read the Executive Order that established the Task Force

Updated February 8, 2017