Supreme Court Reins in Wire Fraud and Honest Services / Corruption Prosecutions Yet Ag

In May, the US Supreme Court issued another in a string of decisions that limit prosecutors from expanding federal fraud prosecutions beyond the scope intended by the statute. In Ciminelli v. US, the US Supreme Court continued its trend of finding th… Read More
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CEO Gets 44 Months for Massive Bond Fraud

Michael Hild, the founder and former CEO of Live Well Financial, Inc., was sentenced in January to 44 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a $200 million bond fraud scheme. Live Well was a Virginia-based company that handled government-guar… Read More
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Sam Bankman-Fried Denies Fraud Charges

Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old co-founder of crypto-exchange FTX, was charged in December with multiple counts of securities fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering, and violating campaign finance regulations. Federal prosecutors claim th… Read More
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Ex-Bulls Player Avoids Prison In NBA Healthcare Fraud Sentencing

In October 2022, a New York federal judge sentenced former Chicago Bulls forward Eddie Robinson to time served for submitting fake claims to the NBA’s health plan. One of his co-defendants, a former guard for the Boston Celtics, Terrence Williams,… Read More
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Defense for Accountants Facing Fraud Charges

Individuals and companies can both face criminal fraud charges. While companies charged with fraud face substantial fines, individuals accused of fraud could serve a lengthy prison sentence and face additional collateral consequences, including loss… Read More
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Can I Be Charged with EIDL Loan Fraud?

Congress passed the CARES Act in March of 2020, providing billions of dollars in economic relief to help American businesses cope with hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the CARES Act, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Progr… Read More
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False Statements on Tax Returns

Filing a False Tax Return in Violation of 26 U.S.C. §7206 Under 26 U.S.C. §7206, it is a felony to willfully make false statements on a tax return or willfully aid or assist someone in filing a false tax return. The penalty for violating the statut… Read More
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PPP Loan Fraud

The Department of Justice is cooperating with the FBI, the IRS, and the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General (SBA-OIG) to aggressively target CARES Act fraud cases, and specifically cases involving PPP loan fraud. Prosecutor… Read More
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Choosing the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is important to know whether the person you choose will actually be handling your case at all stages of the proceedings. If a criminal case is in federal court, it is essential to have a lawyer who practices there regularly. Read More
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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Securities Fraud Claims

In March 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its application of Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., a 2010 Supreme Court case that limited the application of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act to “transactions in sec… Read More
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