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Anti-Kickback law violations lead to settlement of whistleblower lawsuit

April 24, 2018
The Department of Justice recently announced an $11.5 million settlement with a Texas-based radiation therapy company, SightLine Health LLC, to resolve allegations that the company was defrauding Medicare and other federal healthcare programs. The case began when a whistleblower filed a lawsuit on behalf of the federal government under the False Claims Act, accusing SightLine [&hell…

Money laundering and prostitution charges against Backpage may be weak

April 14, 2018
Earlier this month, the Department of Justice seized and shutdown Backpage.com, the online equivalent of a newspaper’s classified ads section. But while many considered the website to be a useful tool for advertising their used goods and services online, the DOJ is now accusing Backpage’s executives of money laundering and using the website to facilitate […]

We help client avoid charges for alleged violations of federal environmental laws

April 10, 2018
Violating federal environmental laws can result in serious criminal penalties. Here’s how we helped our client avoid being charged. Last week, our firm successfully resolved a criminal investigation initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency focusing one of our corporate clients – an energy corporation engaged in selling used oil. After three years of representing …

Alton Sterling Shot by Police

April 4, 2018
Our firm has successfully pursued cases against police departments, city agencies, and police officers in matters involving police brutality or excessive force and are frequently contacted to evaluate these types of cases. When these cases appear in the news, Attorney Page Pate is often contacted by media outlets to provide an analysis. In this case, […]

Noor Salman is “Not Guilty”

April 4, 2018
TRANSCRIPT: Ana: We have some breaking news right now. The jury has reached a verdict in the case against the Pulse nightclub shooter’s wife, not guilty on both counts, not guilty of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice. As jurors found, she did not aid her husband’s killing spree […]

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