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New Fraud Division Created at FCC

On February 4, 2019, the Federal Communications released an Order creating a new division within the Enforcement Bureau that will be dedicated to guarding against fraud in the Universal Service Fund. This new Fraud Division will work closely with the Office of Inspector General and Department of Justice, where appropriate. The Order further states that the “…Commission rigorously policies Fund participants to ensure compliance with program rules and to protect against waste, fraud and abuse…”  The E-rate program participants and beneficiaries will continue to receive scrutiny and Rosemary Harold, chief of the Enforcement Bureau stated that “Protecting taxpayer dollars as we use Universal Service Fund programs to bridge the digital divide lies at the heart of our work at the FCC.”
The FCC Order creating the new Fraud Division can be found here.
The FCC Press Release about this new Division can be found here.
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