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Glenn Leon, the former chief compliance officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, was named the new chief of the Justice Department’s fraud section. Credit: Glenn Leon

Compliance Exec Takes Charge of DOJ Fraud Section

The Justice Department this week named Glenn Leon, the chief compliance executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as the next chief of its criminal fraud section, the Main Justice unit that leads many of the government’s most significant white-collar investigations and prosecutions.