Paul Pelletier

In addition to an active white collar defense practice, Paul is currently a legal consultant and Principal of PEP Consulting Corp. Paul advises corporations and individuals how to effectively and efficiently navigate government investigations. His 27 years as a senior level white collar prosecutor allow for unique and keen insights and practical advice. Prior to initiating his consulting practice, Paul was a Candidate for US Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Paul was also a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP and represented public and private companies, executives and high-profile individuals from various industries in state and federal investigations, including health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and financial services. He is experienced in matters alleging international bribery, fraud and corruption. Paul further serves on the Adjunct Faculty at The George Washington University Law School teaching a course on International Money Laundering Corruption and Terrorism.

At the Department of Justice in various capacities. Mr. Pelletier served as acting chief and principal deputy chief for the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, where his primary responsibilities included oversight of the Section’s corporate fraud enforcement, health care fraud enforcement and implementation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also previously served as Chief of the Economic Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami. Mr. Pelletier was instrumental in developing and implementing the Fraud Section’s health care fraud enforcement program, including placing strike force teams across the country to combat regional health care fraud schemes. These strike forces have saved taxpayers more than $10 billion.  He served as lead counsel in more than 20 white collar jury trials targeting money laundering, sophisticated financial, corporate, and securities fraud, and health care fraud. 

Mr. Pelletier began his career in the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Paul has been twice recognized by the Attorney General with the DOJ’s highest honor for his work on the prosecution and dismantling of a Colombian-based cartel, resulting in the seizure and subsequent forfeiture of approximately $200 million in cash and for his work in the conviction of 28 individuals, including trial convictions of five doctors and pharmacists, involved in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme. 

Paul is a frequent speaker and has written on such topics as anti-corruption, financial fraud, money laundering and health care fraud.  His investigation of Ponzi-schemer Allen Stanford has been featured on American Greed. His investigation and prosecution of a Miami-based drug cartel kingpin was the subject of athe Emmy Nominated episode “PinKings” on ESPN’s SC Featured.

Paul’s efforts to hold Wall Street executives accountable after the 2008 economic meltdown are featured in Pulitzer Prize Winning author Jesse Eisinger’s provocative new book The Chickenshit Club. Paul also recently recounted DOJ’s failed efforts to hold Purdue Pharma and its executives fully accountable on the NY Times TV Series The Weekly in an episode entitled “The Memo.”

Title: Legal Consultant

PEP Consulting Corp

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Phone: (202) 617-9151

Email:  pepelletier3@gmail.com