Les Hollie

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Office of Inspector General, HHS

Mr. Hollie is an Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (OI). As the AIGI , Mr. Hollie is the senior executive responsible for supervising the activities of Special Agents in Charge as assigned. This includes over 600 professional staff to include Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Chicago Offices and Administrative Operations Branch, and Special Investigations Branch Offices in Washington, D.C. Under his leadership, the Office of Investigations had record accomplishments to include over $5 billion in investigative receivables. Mr. Hollie is the senior executive responsible for coordinating OIGs national initiative pertaining to Research Integrity investigations.

Mr. Hollie began his career with OI in 2002 as a Special Agent in the Las Vegas Field Office where he successfully investigated criminal, civil and administrative cases involving health care, grant and contract fraud. He served as the case agent in a select agent and toxin investigation pertaining to violations of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. This investigation resulted in the largest select agent and toxin settlement in OIG history.

In 2008, Mr. Hollie was promoted to Inspector with the Special Investigations Branch at OI Headquarters, Washington, DC, where he investigated numerous high profile and highly sensitive investigations referred to OI by the United States Congress. In 2009, Mr. Hollie was appointed as the National HEAT/Strike Force Coordinator for OI. In this capacity Mr. Hollie managed and provided oversight in the day to day function of all Strike Force activities nationwide. During this tenure, the Strike Force grew from four to seven locations and resulted in 87 convictions and over $53 million in fines, civil recoveries, and criminal restitution. Mr. Hollie oversaw and coordinated the largest Federal health care fraud operation in OIG history. Additionally, Mr. Hollie was instrumental in coordinating several high profile media events that showcased Strike Force efforts including special reports by Dan Rather, ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, and numerous Associated Press stories.

In 2010, Mr. Hollie was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Region. In this capacity, his leadership and innovation were the creative force behind several regional projects and initiatives that include a medical identity theft project, a proactive data analysis project, a quarterly health care fraud trends report, and a regional media tour. Mr. Hollie has received numerous professional awards including the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, the IG Exceptional Achievement Award, IG Award for Excellence in Securing the Future and the Inspector General Academy’s Williams H. Barton Award.  Mr. Hollie earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Indiana University-Purdue University.

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