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DOJ’s New Fraud Chief to Enforce Laws
He Was Paid Millions of Dollars to Blunt

Feb. 27, 2015, 6:40 PM

The new Justice Department official responsible for prosecuting corporate fraud spent years working on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to water down laws he is now charged with enforcing.

Andrew Weissmann’s advocacy while at the Jenner & Block law firm included urging Congress to revise the law that bars companies from bribing foreign officials and pushing the department to drop a controversial investigative tactic. Weissmann, at the time fresh off a stint running the task force that handled Enron Corp. prosecutions, also testified on Capitol Hill without always saying the chamber was his client.

While Weissmann’s work for ...