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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Money Laundering Statute

Money laundering is a serious federal offense. Financial institutions and other businesses implicated in money laundering schemes can face substantial fines, while individuals convicted under the federal money laundering statute can face both fines and federal prison time. With these risks in mind, entities and individuals facing allegations under statute...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Insurance Fraud Statute

Insurance fraud is a serious federal crime. Entities and individuals accused of defrauding insurance companies and committing other insurance-related crimes can face substantial fines and terms of imprisonment under federal law. The federal insurance fraud laws apply to insurance companies, insurance company employees, claimants, and other outsiders. The main federal...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Kickback Statutes

The federal kickback statutes impose civil and criminal penalties for healthcare providers, government contractors, and other individuals and entities that pay unlawful referral fees and other forms of remuneration out of federally reimbursed funds. These statutes are intended to help fight fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) involving taxpayer funds, and...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Intellectual Property Theft Statutes

While intellectual property theft and misappropriation can lead to claims for injunctive relief and damages, they can also lead to federal criminal charges in some cases. Many people are surprised to learn that this is the case. But, multiple federal statutes impose criminal penalties for intellectual property theft, and prosecution...

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The FDA Continues to Crack Down on SARM Manufacturing and Distribution

Following several years of issuing warning letters, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently started to investigate and prosecute the people and companies that manufacture and distribute SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators. Already, there have been several felony convictions that have put people behind bars for years...

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Notice of Suspension – Credible Allegation of Fraud Notice

Healthcare providers who accept Medicaid or Medicare and who rely heavily on these sources of funding for their business do so at considerable risk. Federal regulations give state agencies the ability to freeze you out of Medicaid or Medicare payments if there is even a credible allegation of fraud against...

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PR and USVI Environmental Crime Defense

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is Targeting Individuals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for Environmental Crimes Under the Biden Administration, the U.S. federal government has prioritized enforcement of the nation’s environmental laws. While much of the government’s effort has been focused on combating violations involving oil...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Bank Fraud Statute

The federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. Section 1344, is one of the shortest statutes in the U.S. Code. It is also one of the most dangerous. The federal bank fraud statute is extremely broad in scope, and it imposes penalties of up to a $1 million fine and 30...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Bribery Statute

Bribery is a federal crime under 18 U.S.C. Section 201. A bribery conviction can lead to fines and prison time; and, while there are several potential defenses to a bribery charge under Section 201, the statute also provides several ways for federal prosecutors to secure a conviction. In this Ultimate...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Computer and Internet Fraud Statutes

Federal prosecutions for computer and internet fraud have increased significantly over the past decade. As new technologies present new opportunities for exploitation at breakneck pace, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other federal agencies are doing everything they can to uncover, prosecute, and deter...

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