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In the last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has cracked down on 3,195 individuals that have fraudulently obtained pandemic relief funds.


  1. How much money are the arrests and pending investigations associated with?
  2. How many defendants are in organized crime?
  3. What was the most porous source of funds that were put into the economy?
  4. Why wasn’t there more accountability?


Fowle, D. (2023). Justice Department arrests nearly 3,200 for COVID relief-related fraud. Fox News, August 30 (Retrievable online at