Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney General William P. Barr traveled to Columbia, South Carolina, today for a breakfast with law enforcement officials and a visit to the United States Attorney’s Office.
United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon hosted the breakfast with federal, state, and local law enforcement at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Officials discussed with Attorney General Barr the importance of the thriving partnerships between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and law enforcement across the state in tackling violent crime and the opioid epidemic.
Following the breakfast, Attorney General Barr visited with the staff of the United States Attorney’s Office.
He remarked that the Office’s brand is “excellence,” and that that brand is reflected in the many important cases the Office prosecutes each year.
Attorney General Barr was briefed on some of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s biggest ongoing cases, including Operation Brace Yourself, which originated in South Carolina and is now the largest federal healthcare fraud investigation in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The District of South Carolina is the second U.S. Attorney’s Office Attorney General Barr has visited since he was sworn in as the 85th Attorney General on February 14, 2019.