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IRS Fraud Related to COVID-19

Like other federal agencies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is continuing to enforce individuals' and companies' obligations during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While some tax relief is being offered, the IRS is also pursuing audits and investigations to uncover fraud during the crisis. The economic impacts of the COVID-19...

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Healthcare Fraud Cases Targeting Vascular Surgeons and Vein Procedures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have recently been targeting vascular surgeons in Medicare fraud cases. Allegations from patients, personnel, and other sources are leading to invasive investigations and charges under the False Claims Act. Like all healthcare providers, vascular surgeons are...

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Ultimate Guide to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act

The federal RICO Act is a broad statute that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) uses to file criminal charges in a wide range of circumstances. For individuals and organizations targeted under RICO, asserting an effective defense requires a comprehensive understanding of the statute and its surrounding case law. For...

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Ultimate Guide to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

In federal criminal cases, sentences are imposed in accordance with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. If you are facing criminal charges in federal district court, understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines – and how and when they apply – is crucial to making informed decisions about your defense. As a general rule,...

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What is Government Contract Fraud?

Government contract fraud occurs when there is a misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact made to the government or an omission of a material fact regarding the contracting and procurement process.There are many types of government contract fraud, including compliance fraud, cross-charging and mischarging, violations of the Truth in...

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Embezzlement and Bank Fraud

Embezzlement Overview Embezzlement is a form a theft. Embezzlement occurs when an individual is entrusted with his or her employer's money and this individual converts this money for their own use. A common example of embezzlement is an employee stealing company funds. Embezzlement can be both a state and federal...

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What is Government Grant Fraud?

Federal grants are a critical part of the U.S. economy. Because of this, the selection, awards, and maintenance of government grants are subject to various laws and regulations to maintain the integrity of the system, prevent fraud, and prosecute individuals and entities who have engaged in grant fraud.The federal government...

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What is Federal Program Fraud?

Federal program fraud is a federal offense and refers to the theft of funds from a federal program.The federal government aggressively prosecutes cases of federal program fraud because the fraud involved is against the United States and its federally funded programs.Charges could result in significant fines, imprisonment, or both.Section 666...

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Do You Know if Your Company is Complying with the Terms and Conditions of the PPP?

Dr. Nick Oberheiden is a nationally recognized expert on PPP loan laws and has been seen on Forbes, CNBC and Fox Business. Speak with Dr. Oberheiden today for a free consultation at 888-680-1745. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on America’s economy, both in terms of...

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Recent DOJ Charges Highlight Importance of PPP Loan Compliance

Dr. Nick Oberheiden is a nationally recognized expert on PPP loan laws and has been seen on Forbes, CNBC and Fox Business. Speak with Dr. Oberheiden today for a free consultation at 888-680-1745. The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided much-needed financial relief to companies that were struggling as a...

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