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DOJ Fraud Investigation Shifts Focus to Banks


Many financial institutions have recently received nearly identical subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with a broad ranging investigation of allegedly fraudulent consumer transactions. It appears that many subpoena recipients are not necessarily targets of the investigation but may be involved in the payment process or system that facilitated transactions with one more targets. In responding to a DOJ subpoena, it is important that you do not inadvertently become a target of the investigation. Lindquist & Vennum attorneys have experience in these matters and are currently representing a number of banks who have received DOJ subpoenas in the context of this broad investigation. If you have received a DOJ subpoena, please do not hesitate to contact your Lindquist & Vennum attorney for assistance.

Ron Vaske
(612) 371-3215

Amy Ross Lauck
(605) 978-5207

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