Alexander Kramer, a former senior counsel at Foley & Lardner, joined the criminal division fraud section’s FCPA unit as a trial attorney in March.
Kramer is currently prosecuting individuals accused of participating in a bribery and money laundering scheme at Ecuador’s state-owned insurance company, Seguros Sucre. According to the DOJ, Seguros Sucre's former chairman Juan Ribas Domenech and several other defendants participated in a multi-million-dollar scheme to award contracts in exchange for bribes that were then laundered through US bank accounts. Ribas has yet to enter a plea.
Kramer has been at the Department of Justice since 2016 where he worked on several health care fraud cases. In June 2018, he prosecuted two Florida residents who pleaded guilty to participating in an $8.6 million health care fraud scheme. The defendants, a home health agency owner and a licensed massage therapist, admitted to paying bribes and kickbacks to his co-conspirators in exchange for home health services prescriptions.
He also tried a commodities fraud case in which the defendant, Corey Flaum, attempted to manipulate the price of precious metals futures contracts. Flaum pleaded guilty to one count of attempted commodities price manipulation and was sentenced in October 2019.
Prior to joining the DOJ, Kramer was a senior counsel at Foley & Lardner’s white collar defence practice from 2008 to 2016. Kramer is a 2008 graduate of the University of California School of Law.