With Notice of Penalty Offenses, FTC Warns Companies Against Making Unsubstantiated Marketing Claims
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent a Notice of Penalty Offenses to 670 marketing companies warning them against making unsubstantiated claims. Substantiation is a key aspect of federal advertising compliance, and companies that make unsubstantiated claims to consumers can face civil fines of up to $50,120 as of...Read more
The Ultimate Guide to Federal Antitrust Law
Violations of the federal antitrust laws can have serious consequences for both companies and individuals. While federal agencies like the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will pursue civil enforcement action in some cases, antitrust violations frequently lead to white-collar criminal charges. These charges carry substantial fines and prison terms, and...Read more
Chinese Operatives Charged with Conspiracy for Allegedly Harassing U.S. Residents
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently unsealed a handful of criminal conspiracy charges against numerous alleged Chinese operatives who were acting both inside the U.S. and in China to suppress dissent. The development is just the most recent escalation in a series of unprecedented scenarios that have international implications...Read more
What are the Red Flags for PPP Loan Fraud?
Due to a high volume of calls, we are unable to take on more PPP clients at this time. However, we have created a list of PPP resources that should help you with any challenges that you might have. PPP Resources: Find an attorney to defend you - https://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practice/white-collar-crimes Find...Read more
What are the Charges for PPP Loan Fraud?
Due to a high volume of calls, we are able to only take those PPP clients who have received a PPP loan greater than $100,000. If your loan is less, we have created a list of PPP resources that should help you with any challenges that you might have. PPP...Read more
Does a Subpoena Have to Be Served in Person?
Being served with a subpoena immediately leaves you with lots of questions, and the subpoena itself provides very few answers. It also provides you with very little time to get your bearings and make the decisions you need to make in order to protect yourself. If you received your subpoena...Read more
The Ultimate Guide to the Federal Bankruptcy Fraud Statute
Bankruptcy fraud is a serious federal crime. While the U.S. Bankruptcy Code exists to help companies and individuals get out from under unmanageable debt, there are limits to the protections that are available. There are also limits to when these protections apply. When companies and individuals seek to take advantage...Read more
I Received a Target Letter from the FBI, DOJ or U.S. Attorney Office… Now What?
Call the Federal Defense Law Firm and Former Justice Department Prosecutors of Oberheiden P.C. Today: Free & Confidential There are two ways to look at an FBI target letter The obvious way is to see the seriousness of its message; after all, FBI target letters essentially announce upcoming federal charges...Read more
Understanding SEC Investigations
What happens during an SEC investigation? Our federal securities fraud defense lawyers explain. Attorney John W. SellersSEC Investigation Team LeadFormer DOJ Trial Attorney Each year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brings hundreds of civil and administrative enforcement actions against individuals and companies for violations of the nation’s securities...Read more
Proposed 2023 Updates to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines: An Overview
The United States Sentencing Commission has proposed some significant updates to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. If approved, these updates will largely benefit defendants and incarcerated individuals in the federal criminal justice system—and criminal justice reform is among the Biden Administration’s top domestic priorities. However, as The Sentencing Project notes in...Read more