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10 Key Facts about Being Served with a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has broad power to use the federal grand jury process for investigative purposes. As stated by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Morton Salt Co. (1950), the grand jury “can investigate merely on suspicion...Read More

Addiction Clinic Owners Need to Be Aware of the Risks of Tricare Non-Compliance

For addiction clinics that serve military officers, enlisted personnel, veterans, and their families, maintaining compliance with the stringent Tricare billing regulations is of utmost importance. Intentional and unintentional billing violations can lead to allegations of Tricare fraud; and, under the...Read More

What Happens After You Receive a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena?

You have been served with a federal grand jury subpoena. What happens now? Whether you are being subpoenaed to testify, produce records, or both, responding to a federal grand jury subpoena requires extreme caution and careful attention to detail. Not...Read More

Defending Against U.S. Postal Inspection Service Investigations Under 39 U.S.C. § 3001

Use of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deliver communications and shipments is subject to a bevy of rules and regulations. While these rules and regulations come from a variety of different sources, one of the primary sources of...Read More

What to Do If Your Business in California or Texas Is Under Investigation by ICE or DHS

With the national spotlight on our country’s southern border, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are ramping up their efforts to target businesses that hire illegal immigrants in Texas and Southern California....Read More

What Health Care Providers Need to Know about the Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors

The Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) prohibits health care providers from paying or receiving compensation for referrals involving federal program beneficiaries. However, the AKS “safe harbors” scale back the statute’s broad prohibitions in many circumstances. For health care providers who bill Medicare,...Read More

Glossary: What Health Care Providers Need to Know about Federal Fraud Investigations

As a health care provider, facing a federal fraud investigation can be a trying experience. Here are explanations of some of the key terms you are likely to encounter during the government’s inquiry. Similar to medicine, the field of health...Read More

Can a Qui Tam Lawsuit Lead to Federal Criminal Charges?

The qui tam (or “whistleblower”) provisions of the False Claims Act serve an important role in the government’s fight against fraud. Unfortunately, they are often abused. And they can expose health care providers and other businesses to significant civil and...Read More

7 Defense Strategies to Prevent a Health Care Fraud Investigation from Leading to Criminal Charges

When facing a federal health care fraud investigation, your number one priority must be to prevent the investigation from leading to criminal charges. Depending upon the circumstances involved, here are seven defense strategies you may have available. As a health...Read More

What Makes a Drug Crime a Federal Offense?

While many types of crimes can be prosecuted under state or federal law, drug crimes are unique in that similar offenses are routinely prosecuted at the state and federal levels. The prohibitions under state and federal law are similar (e.g.,...Read More

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