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Important Qui Tam Lawsuit Requirements

Today, it seems that whistleblowers often face retaliation for their service. However, the federal statute allows whistlers to report corruption on behalf of the federal government without fear of repercussions. Latin for “in the name of the king,” qui tam allows citizens to report acts of fraud and as a reward, the whistleblower can recover…

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Breaking fraud down into its elements of proof

White collar crimes are serious legal allegations. In South Carolina, the conduct that can constitute a while collar crime can range from alleged deceit in the procurement of a diploma to using telecommunications devices to commit fraud. At the heart of many white collar crimes is a claim of dishonest conduct that results in the…

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PPE fraud on the rise during the pandemic

One of the most important Senate hearings of the year happened last week, and I can guarantee that you likely missed it. Don’t worry, there was a lot happening in the news. Even the media barely noticed the hearing with the mundane, even benign, title of “COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement’s Response to Those Exploiting the…

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Insurance fraud: is it serious?

Allegations of a financial crime could result in serious penalties for you, including the possibility of spending time behind bars. There are many types of white-collar crime, and insurance fraud is one of them. If you recently filed a major claim, you could find that this leads to questions about the nature of your claim…

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Why are you suspected of health care fraud?

When you decided to become a doctor, you agreed to do no harm to your patients. You committed yourself to helping Greenville residents recover from injuries and illnesses and get back to a healthy and normal life. If you can’t do that, you provide them with the best care possible in order to manage their…

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What should you know if charged with tax evasion?

If you are facing charges of tax evasion, you may be tempted to underestimate the serious nature of this type of criminal offense. White collar crimes, which are offenses that often involve financially motivated criminal activity, can result in penalties that can change the course of your life. It is in your interests to take…

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Insider trading – a brief FAQ

What do you think of when you hear the words “insider trading”? Quite likely, you think of white collar criminals who got wind of some juicy information, used it to make a killing in the stock market, then got caught and winded up in jail. But most insider trading is actually legal. Corporate insiders trade…

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Government’s tax evasion case did not add up

Sometimes prosecutors have the right guy but may not have all the facts right. This is a case where the government got just about everything wrong. Their math was bad. Their methods were sloppy. Their conclusions were wrong. Tax fraud charges against a Seattle restaurant owner were originally announced as the largest sales suppression case…

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Be aware of implication in wire fraud

Working in a position of power in South Carolina is a double-edged sword. While your job may be well-paid and interesting, it can also mean that you come under a lot of scrutiny. If you make any kind of mistake, there may be suspicions that it was a deliberate action intended to benefit yourself or…

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Lawmaker battles charges of fraud

In South Carolina, charges of federal crimes such as fraud are taken very seriously. Unfortunately, some people fall foul of such allegations through no fault of their own. Mistakes on tax returns, missed payments and other such errors can all come into play in a fraud charge. The consequences of a conviction can be severe,…

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Couple charged with felony fraud over welfare payments

Filing for tax refunds, welfare and other such benefits can be a complicated process. Furthermore, if you misrepresent yourself, you could face criminal charges if your mistake is deemed intentional. Both defrauding the government and tax evasion are federal crimes carrying hefty penalties. Residents of South Carolina should take care in such matters and be…

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