Money Laundering and “Cybercrime” Charges Brought Against QQAAZZ

The Department of Justice recently announced the unsealing of indictments in the Western District of Pennsylvania against 20 individuals for conspiring to launder money and commit computer fraud. The defendants located throughout 5 European countries allegedly laundered or attempted to launder tens of millions of dollars stolen from victims of cybercrime as members of the QQAAZZ organization. …

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Telemedicine and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Targeted by DOJ

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 more than $6 billion of…

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Federal Appeals Court Expands Number of Inmates Eligible for Compassionate Release and Sentence Reductions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that district courts have broad discretion to determine what circumstances constitute “extraordinary and compelling circumstances” that warrant an inmate’s release from prison or sentence reduction. The First Step Act of 2018 amended 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), the statute allowing courts to reduce an inmate’s…

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