Updated List of PPP and EIDL Loan Fraud Criminal Cases

Our firm is keeping close track of federal criminal cases involving PPP loans, EIDL grants, and other CARES Act programs. We have gathered and summarized all cases that we are aware of that have been filed anywhere the United States. This list is organized by the date charges were filed, and only includes cases that have…

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Increased FCPA Enforcement Expected under Biden and AG Garland

The recent trend towards increasing enforcement of anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA is expected to continue or even accelerate under the new Biden administration. The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (or “FCPA”) prohibits people and companies in the U.S. from paying bribes to foreign officials to support their business interests. The various provisions of the…

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Can I Be Arrested for Selling Delta 8 Products?

Yes. It is possible to get arrested for selling Delta-8 products, even though there may be a good argument that the product you are selling is lawful. The problem is that some law enforcement agencies are under the impression that any edible containing Delta-8 is not protected by the hemp exemption under the 2018 Farm…

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Will the MORE Act Help People Already Convicted of Marijuana Crimes?

Yes. Under the MORE Act, marijuana legalization would be retroactive for many individuals by allowing people with prior federal marijuana convictions to get their criminal records expunged and allowing certain inmates serving prison time for federal marijuana offenses to get their sentences reduced or vacated. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, known as the…

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Arrests Made in International Trade Fraud Case in Houston, Texas

Eight people were charged with international trade fraud by prosecutors in Houston, Texas. The federal indictment alleges a decade-long international trade fraud scheme in which two of the defendants, through their Texas-based tire company, imported rubber tires from Chinese manufacturers while submitting false information to the government in order to avoid paying customs duties. This…

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