A West Point graduate, Richard served in the Army as an Infantry Officer and received a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in Iraq, after which he attended law school at the University of Alabama where he graduated cum laude. He has spent the bulk of his career at the Antitrust Division, first joining the Atlanta Office through the Attorney General’s Honors Program before moving to the New York Office. In New York, Richard prosecuted cartel and fraud cases in the financial services industry, including bid rigging in the Municipal and Bonds and Derivatives industry and various offenses related to the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Richard received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work on the LIBOR case. In 2016, he joined the Criminal Division Fraud Section’s Healthcare Fraud Unit in the Eastern District of New York where he spent two years prosecuting complex, multi-million dollar health care fraud, money laundering, and tax conspiracies and schemes.
Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo and Richard Powers talk about the state of criminal antitrust enforcement and related actions in the United States and Brazil
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