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Types of COVID-19 Fraud

Among its many consequences, the COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a variety of legal risks for U.S. companies. This includes the risk of facing civil or criminal charges stemming from a federal COVID-19 fraud investigation. As if companies did not already have enough to worry about during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Coronavirus Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare providers, medical technology companies, and other entities in the healthcare sector are facing heavy scrutiny during the coronavirus pandemic. Providers and companies accused of fraud can face steep penalties, and they must engage experienced federal defense counsel at the first sign of an audit or investigation. Healthcare providers are...

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COVID-19 Corporate Investigations

There are a variety of issues that can potentially trigger the need for an internal corporate investigation during the COVID-19 crisis. We help companies discover the information they need to make informed decisions, and we provide effective defense representation for federal investigations targeting corporate entities. Companies in all industries have...

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COVID-19 PPE Fraud Defense

Personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to be in high demand during the COVID-19 crisis. Federal authorities are using their authority to make sure that critical PPE is available, and this includes taking aggressive action against PPE fraud. Among the many storylines that have taken center stage in the media during...

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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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Discrimination in Medical Decision-Making: How Hospitals and Doctors Can Protect Themselves from Future Litigation During the COVID-19 Crisis

How do you decide who receives treatment if your hospital cannot treat everyone who comes through its doors? This is a fundamental question that many hospitals will be forced to answer during the novel coronavirus outbreak, and it is one that has significant legal implications. With no indication that the...

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Shoplifters Coughing to Elude Security Face Potential Federal Charges

Shoplifters have been claiming to have COVID-19 to avoid arrest. But what ordinarily could be considered a petty theft case could be elevated to a felony robbery prosecution, Nick Oberheiden and other legal experts say. See the full video clip on KTVU

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Defense of Charges Under the Defense Production Act During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed its first charges under the Defense Production Act in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. More similar cases will likely follow. On March 18, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the novel coronavirus...

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Laboratory Testing Fraud During the COVID-19 Crisis

The FBI and DOJ have begun targeting individuals and companies accused of hoarding PPE, selling fraudulent test kits, price gouging, and engaging in other fraudulent practices related to the COVID-19 crisis. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, some federal agencies are turning their focus to prosecuting individuals and companies...

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Nick Oberheiden on Newsy 4.20.20

During this interview on Newsy, Nick explains the coming litigation and also how hospitals are trying to correct course now. Nick Oberheiden on Newsy 4.20.20 from Annie Scranton on Vimeo.

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