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Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive to lead Justice Department’s fraud section
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The Justice Department has tapped Glenn Leon, the compliance chief of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., to lead a team of prosecutors responsible for some of the department's biggest investigations into white-collar fraud and corruption.
Mr. Leon, a former federal prosecutor who has served as HP Enterprise's chief ethics and compliance officer since 2015, will become chief of the Justice Department's criminal fraud section, a department official said Tuesday.
"Glenn is a highly-experienced federal prosecutor, having previously served as a supervisor in the fraud section and for over a decade as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia," Kenneth Polite, the assistant attorney general in charge of the department's criminal division, said in a statement. Mr. Leon's extensive investigations, trial and in-house compliance experience at a Fortune 500 company made him a good fit for the job, Mr. Polite said.
HP Enterprise didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The fraud section, which sits within the Justice Department's Washington, D.C., headquarters, investigates foreign bribery, market manipulation, and securities and healthcare fraud by companies and their executives.
Mr. Leon is a veteran of the section, having served as a supervisor in its securities fraud unit beginning in 2011 and then briefly as its deputy chief before departing in early 2014. Before that, he worked for more than a decade as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. attorney's office in Washington. Earlier in his career, he also worked as a law firm associate.