Experienced and Knowledgeable Defense Attorneys Fighting on Behalf of Medcal Professionals
On July 13, 2017, the Department of Justice announced the arrest and indictment of more than 400 individuals accused of various forms of health care fraud. In a coordinated effort spanning federal agencies and U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the United States, federal prosecutors released the indictments of physicians, business owners, health care marketers and other members of the health care industry totaling more than 30 jurisdictions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained that the supervising Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint task force comprised of agents from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) and other federal law enforcement groups will continue prosecuting Medicare Fraud, Tricare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other forms of fraud and abuse in the health care sector.
Health care fraud defense firm Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP stands at the forefront of the latest prosecution wave. Oberheiden & McMurrey is a health care fraud defense firm that represents physicians and business owners in health care investigations across the country. The team consists of high-ranking former Medicare prosecutors, former Department of Justice trial attorneys, former Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) and Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSA), as well as experienced health care fraud defense attorneys. The Firm’s focus is health care fraud criminal trials.
“This latest enforcement wave is the largest in the history of the Department of Justice. It reminds everyone in the health care industry that the risk of investigation and enforcement is real,” explains Dr. Nick Oberheiden, managing partner of Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP. “Without a doubt, being federally indicted is a severe experience that requires smart and strategic decision-making. What makes it worse for many of the defendants in this case is that there is not just the exposure of losing their freedom but also their professional license. This creates enormous pressure and prohibits any legal experiments,” adds former federal prosecutor Lynette Byrd, one of the Firm’s partners.
Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP offers clients decades of first-hand Department of Justice insight and experience. Many attorneys come from leading positions within the health care fraud sections at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and advise clients how the government investigates a case and what strategies to pursue to avoid or undo an indictment. Oberheiden & McMurrey is primarily known for its forceful and distinguished criminal trial practice that encompasses involvement in hundreds of federal criminal trials.
Bill McMurrey, co-founder and named partner of the Firm, is a former Department of Justice Trial Attorney, former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), and former Chief Coordinator for Criminal Health Care Fraud at the Department of Justice in North Texas. Glenn Harrison is a former Department of Justice Trial Attorney and former Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) with significant federal trial experience, in particular when it comes to white-collar offenses and health care fraud investigations. Lynette Byrd previously represented the United States in trials and health care investigations as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). Dr. Nick Oberheiden defends medical providers and business owners in criminal health care fraud cases, drug and prescription indictments, and against Anti-Kickback Statute charges.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP represents clients in federal health care fraud investigations nationwide with particular focus on federal cases arising out of South Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, and California.
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