The Department of Justice will stand up an interagency Fraud Enforcement Task Force to collaborate with agencies on investigation and fraud in COVID-19 relief from the American Rescue Plan. That is in addition to the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee and the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery.
- Robert Shea, National Managing Principal for Public Policy at Grant Thornton, says there have been “squabbles” about which oversight entities have jurisdiction over what and that the multiple groups could lead to overlap and inefficiency.
- Shea said the newly appointed pandemic relief czar could potentially bring order to the chaos.
- Shea said inspector generals must collaborate in order to minimize waste of taxpayer dollars.