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New Legislation That Will Impact Securities Fraud Enforcement

President Obama legislation improving enforcement of securities fraud and financial institution fraud involving asset-backed securities and fraud related to federal assistance and relief programs. The legislation expands the scope of securities fraud provisions and extends the prohibition against defrauding the federal government to the Troubled Asset Relief Program and to the stimulus bill. The measure also authorizes additional appropriations for the SEC to investigate and prosecute fraud, and creates a Select Committee to examine the causes of the current financial crisis.

The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act was based on a sense of Congress that fraud contibuted to an unprecedented collapse in the mortgage-backed securities market. A main component of the reform is the reinvigoration of federal anti-fraud measures. FERA makes a number of important improvements to fraud and money laundering statutes to strengthen prosecutors’ ability to combat the growing wave of fraud.

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Last modified: July 17, 2015