New York Attorney General Subpoenas
We represent individuals and companies in civil and criminal investigations conducted by the New York Attorney General’s Office. If you have received a subpoena from the New York OAG, we encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers immediately.
From politicians to healthcare providers, and from business owners to alleged organized crime leaders, the New York Attorney General’s Office (New York OAG) investigates cases targeting all types of individuals and businesses. While some of the New York OAG’s investigations make national headlines, many more fly under the radar—although the risks involved in these cases are no less significant.
At Oberheiden P.C., we represent individuals and businesses of all types in matters involving the New York Attorney General’s Office. If you have received a subpoena from the New York OAG, you must quickly assess the risks involved. Are you being subpoenaed as a witness, suspect, or target? Is the investigation civil or criminal in nature? How close is the New York OAG to filing charges? These are questions you need to answer quickly, and in order to answer them you need to rely on the experience and insights of highly-experienced defense counsel.
Our defense lawyers have centuries of combined experience in high-stakes civil and criminal investigations. This includes investigations at both the state and federal levels, and it includes both experience as former prosecutors and as senior defense counsel for public officials, licensed professionals, business owners, and corporate entities throughout New York and nationwide.
Are You Being Investigated by the New York Attorney General’s Office?
While the New York Attorney General’s Office investigates all types of civil and criminal offenses, it primarily targets cases within its specified priorities and initiatives. Currently, these priorities and initiatives include cases in the areas of:
Debt Settlement and Collection Fraud
The New York OAG uses its subpoena power in furtherance of investigations targeting companies suspected of engaging in fraudulent and abusive debt settlement and collection practices. This includes fraudulent settlement services and telephonic collection efforts as well as unlawful repossessions, foreclosures, and other similar types of practices.
According to its website, the New York OAG is particularly focused on cases involving debt settlement companies that, “make promises that they simply cannot keep and leave consumers in worse financial state then when they began.” As its website continues, “most consumers who sign-up with the debt settlement companies find the companies’ promises are empty. . . . [D]ebt settlement companies’ saving plans are often extremely unrealistic, so that the promised negotiated settlements do not occur, but the debt settlement companies’ still take their fees.”
Financial Fraud in Upstate New York
The New York OAG’s Combatting Upstate Financial Fraud Schemes (CUFFS) initiatives targets, “complex financial crimes and money laundering cases,” in New York’s Upstate region. The CUFFS initiative was launched specifically in response to a high level of fraudulent activity in Upstate New York, and it is led by senior personnel at the New York Attorney General’s Office.
Fraud Targeting Senior Citizens
Fraudulent schemes targeting senior citizens have long been an investigative priority of the New York Attorney General’s Office. This includes investment and real estate schemes as well as identity theft, fraud targeting nursing home residents, and other similar types of matters.
The New York OAG investigates cases of suspected human trafficking statewide, from New York City to the Upstate region. The criminal penalties for human trafficking and related offenses are substantial, and anyone who has been served with a subpoena in relation to a human trafficking investigation is strongly advised to engage experienced defense counsel immediately.
Immigration Services Fraud
As the New York OAG’s website explains, “Unscrupulous individuals prey on immigrants knowing that they are vulnerable, and fear complaining to authorities. . . . The New York Attorney General protects immigrants who seek to adjust their status by enforcing federal, state, and local laws.” If you are under investigation for alleged involvement in immigration services fraud, we encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys right away.
Medicaid fraud can take many forms, and the New York Attorney General’s Office issues subpoenas to healthcare providers, pharmacies, toxicology laboratories, durable medical equipment (DME) companies, nursing homes, and others in connection with Medicaid fraud investigations. We have extensive experience in Medicaid fraud cases, and we can use our experience to protect you. We have experience in cases involving allegations including (but not limited to):
- Billing for tests and services not performed
- Billing for medically-unnecessary tests, services, medications, and medical supplies
- Billing or ineligible tests, services, medications, and supplies
- Falsifying patient records in order to justify fraudulent Medicaid billings
- Double-billing Medicaid and patients or private insurers
- Upcoding, unbundling, and other coding errors and violations
Opioid Fraud and Abuse
In addition to matters involving fraudulent Medicaid reimbursements, the New York Attorney General’s Office investigates other healthcare fraud matters involving prescription opioid medications as well. The opioid epidemic has garnered the attention of law enforcement authorities nationwide; and, with New York being hit particularly hard, combatting opioid fraud and abuse has become a top priority of the New York OAG.
Many of our senior lawyers have extensive backgrounds in the field of healthcare law, and we have successfully represented physicians, pharmacists, and others in numerous high-stakes opioid fraud investigations. This includes investigations targeted alleged fraudulent practices such as:
- Failing to conduct an adequate in-person exam
- Delegating essential medical duties to administrative staff
- Failing to adequately monitor and enforce limits on patients’ use of opioid medications
- Fraudulently refilling (and billing for) opioid medication refills
- Diverting opioid medications to drug-dependent patients
- Participating in unlawful financial arrangements involving the prescription and dispensing of opioid medications
Tax Evasion and Fraud
It is estimated that tax evasion and tax fraud cost the State of New York and its municipalities hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The New York Attorney General’s Office routinely issues subpoenas in connection with investigations targeting tax evasion, tax fraud, and other financial crimes. Our practice includes representing individuals and businesses accused of civil and criminal offenses including:
- Underreporting and/or underpaying taxable income
- Fraudulently claiming deductions or exemptions
- Failing to withhold and remit income and employment taxes
- Unemployment, sale tax, and other business tax fraud
- Engaging in unlawful tax avoidance schemes
- Tax preparer fraud
In order to investigate these (and other) civil and criminal violations, the New York OAG relies on the experience and expertise of the personnel in its Investigations Division, which operates six task forces throughout the state:
- Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF)
- Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
- Automobile Insurance Fraud Unit (AIFU)
- Investigations Downstate (in the New York City Metropolitan Area)
- Investigations East (in Albany and Capitol District)
- Investigations West (in Buffalo and the Upstate Region)
These task forces operate out of 13 regional offices, which are located in: Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Harlem, Nassau, Plattsburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Suffolk, Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester.
Why Choose Oberheiden P.C. for New York Attorney General Subpoena Defense?
If you have received a New York Attorney General subpoena in connection with an investigation into any of the matters discussed above (or any other alleged civil or criminal misconduct), why should you choose Oberheiden P.C. for your defense? Here is why clients in New York and nationwide trust our firm when their finances, freedom, or future is on the line:
1. We Have Centuries of Relevant Experience
Our attorneys collectively have centuries of experience handling state and federal investigations involving the offenses targeted by the New York Attorney General’s Office. This includes prior experience as state and federal prosecutors. We also have former federal law enforcement agents who are available to assist our clients during New York OAG investigations.
2. Every Client Works Directly with Our Senior Attorneys
Unlike other law firms, we do not entrust our clients’ legal matters to junior associates or administrative staff. At Oberheiden P.C., every client works directly with our senior attorneys at all times.
3. We Have a Proven Success Record in Law Enforcement Investigations
Our experience and approach have led to a substantial record of success in high-stakes law enforcement investigations. We have a 95% success rate, and in the vast majority of cases we have been successful in favorably resolving our clients’ investigations without charges being filed.
4. We are Here for You When You Need Us
Our senior attorneys and former law enforcement agents make themselves available to our clients around the clock. As a client of Oberheiden P.C., you will be able to get in touch with a senior member of your defense team 24/7.
5. We Will Fight to Protect You, No Matter What it Takes
In addition to our success in state and federal law enforcement investigations, we also have an extensive track record of securing favorable results in pre-trial and trial proceedings. If your subpoena from the New York Attorney General’s Office leads to prosecution, our attorneys will do whatever is necessary to protect you.
Discuss Your New York OAG Subpoena in a Complimentary Initial Consultation
If you have received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General’s Office, we encourage you to speak with one of our senior attorneys right away. For a complimentary initial consultation at Oberheiden P.C., call 888-680-1745 or tell us how we can help online now.