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conspiracy to commit bank fraud

US v. Weigand: Bank Fraud Conspiracy Scheme

Defense Attorneys Seek Downward Departure from Federal Sentencing Guidelines Defendant Ruben Weigand was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1349. He was charged with participating in a scheme to trick banks into… Read More
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ppp fraud

Prosecution Rising in Coronavirus Relief Fraud Cases

It has been over a year since Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized forgivable small business loans through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) p… Read More
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crypto tax

Tax Evasion Issues Arising as Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Grow in Popularity

The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum has prompted the IRS, Department of Justice (DOJ), and other government agencies to aggressively investigate and prosecute people who use digital assets to commit crypto tax frau… Read More
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false claims act

Sandell Settlement Will Likely Encourage States to Allow Recovery of Taxes Under False Claims Act

On March 2, 2021, the New York Attorney General announced a $105 million settlement against a New York City hedge fund manager and his firm for alleged tax evasion. The claim was filed by a whistleblower client under the New York False Claims Act and… Read More
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The Facts of the McAfee Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

In March, software innovator John McAfee and his bodyguard, a decorated former-Navy Seal named Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr., pled Not Guilty to federal criminal charges in New York federal court. The pair face charges of fraud, conspiracy, and money launde… Read More
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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Van Buren v. United States: Felony Violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA)

Van Buren v. United States was the Supreme Court’s first opinion interpreting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986. Originally drafted as an anti-hacking statute, the Act prohibits people from accessing computers or computer systems “w… Read More
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healthcare fraud

US v. Nora: Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud

Jonathan Nora was convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to pay or receive illegal healthcare kickbacks, and aiding and abetting healthcare fraud. He appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming his convictions wer… Read More
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Second Circuit Upholds Convictions in Recruiting Fraud Case

In the January 2021 decision of United States v. Gatto, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of three men who were found guilty of fraud for funneling secret payments from Adidas to the families of top college basketball recruit… Read More
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Entrepreneurs are receiving money that is a bribe of their partners with both of whom are corrupt in the company room.

Second Circuit Upholds RICO and Truth in Lending Act Conviction

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Defendant Richard Moseley, Sr., who faced criminal charges in the Southern District of New York for an illegal payday lending scheme. In 2018, a New York jury found that Moseley violated th… Read More
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Paycheck protection program application for small business payroll support from federal government stimulus bill during Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

Criminal Charges Allege Fraudulent Claims Under CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 29, 2020, and has provided more than $2 trillion in economic relief to help Americans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act originally authorized up to $34… Read More
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