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Julie is an investigator with over 27 years of experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducting complex white collar crime, health care fraud, internal affairs and civil rights investigations. She is also a licensed attorney admitted to practice law in Ohio. Julie served as a Supervisory Special Agent for seven years in the Cleveland Division of the FBI where she was responsible for overseeing Health Care Fraud and Civil Rights Investigations for Northern Ohio. Julie led quarterly meetings of the Northern District of Ohio’s Health Care Fraud Working group along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General. Members of the Working Group included Federal and State agencies as well as Investigators from Private Insurance Companies. She also led quarterly meetings of a very active Northern District of Ohio’s Hate Crimes Working Group which included Federal, State and local law enforcement, as well as members of the NAACP, Anti-Defamation League, and community based, religious and minority run organizations. She worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s office to provide a yearly training for over 300 law enforcement officers throughout the State of Ohio. Julie also served as a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters for three years in Washington D.C. in the Office of Professional Responsibility, Adjudications Unit.
During her tenure as a Supervisory Special Agent and as a Special Agent, Julie regularly worked with the United States Attorney’s office, agents from HHS-OIG, IRS, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, State Medical Boards and State Dental Boards, Federal, State and Local law enforcement, Special Investigation Units of Private Insurance Companies and Community Organizations.
As a Special Agent, Julie investigated all areas of complex white collar crimes, and analyzed bank, legal, medical and corporate documents. Julie investigated or supervised the investigations of large-scale, interstate, health care fraud conspiracies in multiple districts across the United States. She has also led the investigation of cases involving bank fraud, murder for hire, identify theft, HIPAA violations, color of law, hate crimes, human trafficking and conducted extensive background investigations. She has testified in various federal criminal proceedings including grand jury proceedings and jury trials.
The University of Akron School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991, Law Review). During her third year of law school, Julie was an Articles Editor for the Akron Law Review. She also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
Grove City College (Bachelor's, Psychology, 1988)
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS:
As a Supervisory Special Agent, Julie received the 2006 Health Care Fraud Investigation of the Year Award from the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) for the management of the investigation which resulted in the first life sentence given to a medical doctor convicted of Health Care Fraud Resulting in Death.
Julie was nominated for the FBI Director’s Award in 2008 for the successful investigation and prosecution of a Hate Crimes case that had been unsolved for over 20 years. This individual sent over 200 threatening communications to individuals beginning in Cleveland, Ohio, and later throughout the United States, including several high-profile individuals, athletes and celebrities, based on their race.