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Statement from PRAC Chair Michael Horowitz Following COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Action

Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), issued a statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force Roundtable Meeting, where officials announced the results of a nationwide effort that included 718 enforcement actions for offenses related to over $836 million in alleged COVID-19 fraud.

PRAC Issues Fraud Alert Follow-Up: Improved Data Sharing and Agencies’ Use of the Do Not Pay System Would Strengthen Program Integrity

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) issued a Fraud Alert follow-up that shows the potential benefits of agencies using the Department of Treasury’s (Treasury) Do Not Pay (DNP) system to prevent and detect fraud.

Fraud Alert Follow-up: Using the Do Not Pay system to strengthen program integrity

This update expands on our January 2023 Fraud Alert, which identified 69,000 questionable Social Security Numbers (SSNs) used to obtain $5.4 billion in potentially fraudulent pandemic small business loans and grants.

Statement from PRAC Chair Michael Horowitz on International Fraud Awareness Week

Statement from PRAC Chair Michael Horowitz on International Fraud Awareness Week.

The PRAC Featured on NBC News’ Investigative Series ‘The Fleecing of America’

Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), sat down with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt this week to discuss COVID-19 relief fund scams and the effort of the PRAC and Inspectors General to prevent the abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Two-Year Mark of the CARES Act and the Creation of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted. It distributed $2.1 trillion to individuals, businesses, schools, and state and local governments to respond to the effects of the pandemic.

Sharing data tools across government to find fraud in pandemic relief funds.

The PRAC’s Data Sharing Working Group recently collaborated with subject matter experts from government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to share the data tools and techniques they use to help protect pandemic relief dollars.

Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) Drives Analysis of Pandemic Response Funds to Identify Risks and Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

To support its mission and that of its Office of Inspectors General (OIG) members, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) has established the Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) to provide a leading-edge analytic platform with the capacity and scale to help oversee more than $5 trillion in pandemic-related emergency spending.