As a former federal prosecutor for 27 years, Paul Pelletier spent his career holding powerful people accountable for their wrongdoing. In Congress he’ll do the same to Donald Trump and the Republicans for their dangerous policies and actions. He created the nationwide Health Care Fraud Strike Forces that have saved taxpayers tens of billions of taxpayer dollars by preventing fraud. Paul knows how to drive down the cost of healthcare cost. As a prosecutor, Paul actually took guns off our streets. He knows which gun laws are effective and will fight to enact common sense gun safety laws we need so that all Americans, especially our children, remain safe.
Paul earned hard-fought convictions in a broad array of high stakes criminal cases across the country, including complex financial fraud, domestic and international corruption, drug trafficking, and health care fraud. Paul also directed the public corruption prosecutions of Jack Abramoff, former Congressman Robert Ney, and former Congressman William Jefferson. One of Paul's most enduring legacies was the creation of the Department of Justice's Health Care Fraud Strike Forces across the US.
Paul has twice been recognized by the U.S. Attorney General with the Department of Justice’s highest honors for his efforts fighting fraud and drug trafficking. In fact, one of his drug cash seizures - nearly $200 million he traced to secret Swiss bank accounts - earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest drug cash seizure ever.
Apart from his success as a prosecutor, Paul, a father of two, is an avid marathon runner, youth hockey coach and sports fan. As a former Advisory Board member of the Children’s Cancer Caring Center’s Camp Fiesta, Paul has supported the week-long free sleep away camp for children afflicted with cancer and served as a camp counselor there for more than 20 years. Paul is also involved as a mentor to at-risk youth as a Big Brother of America volunteer.
We need true public servants in Congress. Paul loved being a public servant for nearly 3 decades and faithfully lived his oath to serve the American public. You can be sure that is what he will do every day representing and serving the people of Virginia 10 in the United States Congress. Paul’s reputation and record of getting things done with passion, courage and smarts is a skill set that we desperately need in Congress today.