LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW BLOG
For the most part, you do not face personal liability for the employee actions you take at work — unless, of course, you commit a crime such as embezzlement, computer fraud, etc. However, your personal liability risk increases if you work as a supervisor, manager or...
The largest health care bribery and fraud case in California's history resulted in 15 months of imprisonment for a former hospital owner who purportedly allowed the scheme to continue. What began as a hospital purchase allegedly enabled the continuance of a complex...
Many people in Los Angeles may view bribery cases as being rather simple matters; either the person accused of the offense accepted compensation in exchange for favors or preferential treatment, or they did not. Yet as is the case with many federal criminal issues, a...
In California, there are different types of schemes used to enact pharmaceutical fraud. Each one works in a different way. Each one is for the same purpose, which is defrauding insurance companies. Today we will take a look at some types of fraud in the pharmaceutical...
Pharmacists and other individuals who commit Medicare and Medicaid fraud face serious federal charges. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines mandate jail time, disbarment, fines and even deportation for fraud-related convictions. Before facing Medicare fraud charges in...
Over the past few years, public corruption and bribery cases have been on the headlines — the giving of money and favors in exchange for benefits from those hired to serve the public. Formally, these bribery charges have broadened to include anyone working in a public...
Wire fraud is the act of using electronic transmission to defraud another person. The communication may occur through the phone, internet or radio. It results in a person persuaded to send money under false pretenses. This crime is a federal offense, and the...
Once you determine to your satisfaction that there is a possibility or probability of healthcare fraud, there are many options that present themselves to you. Should you report it internally? Should you report it to some sort of regulatory body in that area of the...
The tech industry has a large presence in California. Those tech-savvy employees help keep the business competing in the marketplace. Unfortunately, they may be embezzling from the company. BizManualz discusses common embezzlement schemes including those related to...
Perhaps you are a successful analyst at an investment firm, and you are among the employees facing investigation for alleged insider trading. There was no direct order given. You work in an environment that maintains a certain nonchalance about ethics, one of many...
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