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Telemedicine and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Targeted by DOJ

October 2, 2020
The Department of Justice announced charges against 345 doctors, nurses, laboratories, pharmacies, DME companies, owners, and executives across the country this week with health care fraud. The health care workers involved provide vital telemedicine services, opioid treatment, prescription drug services, and durable medical equipment.  The government claims the defendants submitted …

Our firm wins “compassionate release” for BOP inmate who tested positive for COVID-19

July 3, 2020
After two court hearings and hours of arguing with prosecutors, our firm succeeded in persuading a federal judge in San Diego to grant our client’s motion for an early release from prison. Our client will soon be reunited with his family and serve the rest of his sentence on home confinement. Our client has significant […]

What should I do if I am being investigated for PPP fraud?

May 22, 2020
If you are being investigated for PPP fraud, the first step is to contact an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to guide you through this process. Federal criminal prosecutions for fraud can carry serious penalties depending on the amount of money involved. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on PPP fraud by […]

Can a business discriminate against older employees due to coronavirus concerns?

May 8, 2020
No, an employer cannot discriminate against older employees due to coronavirus concerns. This means that employers can’t fire, refuse to rehire, or force older employees into jobs with less pay or responsibility. Employers also can’t force older employees to work from home merely because the employee’s age makes him or her more susceptible to the […]

Our firm wins “compassionate release” for BOP inmate based on COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020
Today, our firm won a motion for “compassionate release” for an inmate at a BOP facility (FCI Butner) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge issued an order requiring the “immediate release” of our client. Our client was released after serving less than half of his sentence. We put together a persuasive motion detailing the […]

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