Carol Paszkiewicz is an Investigator with Flannery | Georgalis, bringing more than 24 years of federal law enforcement experience focusing on complex environmental, healthcare, public corruption, and other white-collar offenses. Carol assists the Firm’s clients in responding to and defending against government criminal and civil enforcement investigations and other sensitive matters. She also leverages her experience to provide clients invaluable environmental and healthcare compliance advice and consultation to avoid government scrutiny.
Carol began her career as a Special Agent with EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, ultimately rising to become Resident Agent in Charge for EPA’s Detroit Division. After EPA, Carol became a Special Agent for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. In these roles, Carol investigated a wide range of white-collar crimes including complex health care fraud, drug diversion, anti-kickback violations, and public corruption. Her experience also encompasses investigating a wide range of environmental crimes and civil violations, including violations of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and export/import violations involving environmental statutes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carol worked with DOJ’s COVID-19 Fraud Task Force and investigated CARES Act fraud schemes.
Carol’s experience includes serving as lead investigator for numerous multi-agency investigations, including, among others, FBI, IRS, DEA, HSI, and HUD. Her tenure with EPA-CID included working with the FBI and IRS-CI on the investigation and prosecution of several Detroit public officials, including former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, one of the largest public corruption cases in Detroit’s history. Carol also served as lead investigator for several environmental disasters including a multi-million-gallon oil release causing an international environmental and law enforcement response, a major oil pipeline failure, and an explosion at a hazardous waste treatment facility. She also functioned as EPA CID’s National Enforcement Priority Coordinator for the Clean Air Act, serving as a mentor and advisor to the various EPA CID offices across the country.
As an HHS-OIG special agent, Carol led several sophisticated, multi-agency investigations, including a multi-state home health care business for anti-kickback and tax violations, a vascular surgeon for a complex billing scheme which resulted in over $30 million in seizures, and a COVID-19 testing and securities fraud investigation, as well as substantial drug diversion operations. Her experience includes serving as a Health Care Fraud Task Force Agent in Detroit for over three years.
Carol’s significant experience and reputation for excellence led to her selection as an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Georgia, the International Law Enforcement Agency in El Salvador, and at the first ever Environmental Crimes Training program in Amman, Jordan.
Michigan State University (B.S., Environmental & Natural Resource Policy Studies)
Criminal Investigator Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Environmental Crimes Basic – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Special Agent Basic Training – U.S. Department of Health & Human Service, Office of Inspector General