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DoJ Star Healthcare Fraud Prosecutor Joins Washington, D.C. Office

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Sam S. Sheldon, formerly Deputy Chief of the Criminal Fraud Division and head of the Health Care Fraud Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office, where he heads the new Health Care Fraud Group. Mr. Sheldon, a long time federal prosecutor, has tried over 20 criminal cases, including a number in the health care fraud area. He supervised approximately 40 prosecutors overseeing health care fraud for the entire United States for the DoJ Criminal Division. Some of his more notable achievements include overseeing the largest one-day arrest in U.S. history of 107 people engaged in health care fraud totaling over $450 million and, in 2012, a record total of over $1.5 billion relating to health care fraud. Mr. Sheldon is the 2011 recipient of an Exceptional Service Award presented by the United States Assistant Attorney General and is the 2010 recipient of a Special Achievement Award presented by the United States Attorney General for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty. He holds a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.