Federal Money Laundering

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“Operation Pilluted” is Another Example of DEA Excess in Alleged “Pill Mill” Cases

May 21, 2015
The DEA just announced that law enforcement officers have arrested hundreds of people, including 22 doctors and pharmacists, in connection with “Operation Pilluted.” This DEA investigation targeted alleged “pill mills” where physicians were supposedly over-prescribing pain medication including Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Although the DEA and Department of…

Our Firm Defends Doctor Charged with Operating a “Pill Mill”

August 19, 2014
Federal law enforcement agents and the Department of Justice have brought another “pill mill” case against an Atlanta area physician, and he has hired us to help him fight these charges. Dr. Oscar J. Stokes is a well-trained and respected physician who has been practicing pain medicine for over ten years. Dr. Stokes is board-certified […]

Offshore Bank Accounts Targeted in Federal Tax Fraud Investigations

May 5, 2013
The Department of Justice announced on Monday that a federal district court in California had authorized service of a “John Doe summons” aimed at uncovering information about offshore Caribbean holdings of U.S. taxpayers suspected of evading or underpaying federal taxes. The DOJ’s investigation is one part of a much larger push by the government in […]

Federal Criminal Charges Brought Against Internet Sports Gambling Business

April 15, 2013
The Department of Justice recently announced the unsealing of indictments in the Western District of Oklahoma against 34 individuals and 23 corporate entities charging them for participation in a vast international gambling and money-laundering scheme. The alleged gambling scheme involves acts spanning nearly a decade in three countries. The government claims that over the period, […

Federal Money Seizures Based on Alleged “Structuring” Violations are Unfair to Most Small Businesses

June 3, 2012
Yet another update – The IRS is sending letters to people who had bank accounts seized and money taken under the old policy suggesting they now submit new petitions requesting remission or mitigation. We have seen these letters and it’s a way people can get some of their money back. Call us if you received […]




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