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DOJ Targets COVID-19 Test Fraud

While federal authorities are continuing to aggressively investigate and prosecute Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) fraud—which has been called the "biggest fraud in a generation"—this isn't the only form of COVID-19 fraud that remains on the government's radar. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is...

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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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The DOJ is Continuing to Target Multiple Forms of Fraud Related to COVID-19 in 2023

As the federal government races to get as many people vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is waging a war on a different front. The DOJ has identified several forms of fraud arising out of the pandemic, and it is continuing to aggressively target individuals...

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The IRS Called Me about Tax Fraud. What Do I Need to Know?

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and investigates taxpayers across the country who are suspected of underreporting or underpaying their federal tax liability. This includes not only liability for federal income tax, but also unemployment tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and federal excise taxes. An IRS audit...

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COVID-19 Fraud Defense Lawyer

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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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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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...

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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...

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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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