Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, named the heads of his office's newly created Complex Frauds Unit on Monday.
Anirudh Bansal and Jonathan Kolodner were named as chiefs of the new unit, which will oversee the investigation and prosecution of bank fraud, mortgage fraud, health-care fraud and tax fraud, as well as cyber crimes.
Bharara said his office, between the Complex Frauds Unit and the office's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, now has more than 30 attorneys targeting sophisticated white-collar crime.
Bansal was previously chief of the office's International Narcotics Trafficking Unit. Kolodner was acting deputy chief of the office's Criminal Division and Mortgage Fraud Group coordinator. He was previously acting deputy chief of the office's Organized Crime Unit.
Christopher L. Garcia also was named deputy chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.
At the same time, Anjan Sahni was named chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit, while Joan M. Loughnane and Stephen J. Ritchin were named chiefs of the General Crimes Unit.
Jocelyn E. Strauber was named the deputy chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit and Jennifer G. Rodgers was named the deputy chief of the Organized Crime Unit.
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