Attorney General Merrick Garland, pictured on March 11, said Friday the Justice Department will continue its effort to deter and punish coronavirus-related fraud.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses staff on his first day at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC on March 11, 2021. – Garland, a one time Supreme Court nominee under former US President Barack Obama, was confirmed March 10 by a Senate of vote of 70-30. (Photo by KEVIN DIETSCH / various sources / AFP) (Photo by KEVIN DIETSCH/AFP via Getty Images)