What Should I Know About the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

There are many differences between US state court and US federal court. One of the major differences between the two is the existence of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Essentially, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is the document most used to mete…

How May False Statements Made to a Bank Become a Federal Offense?

If you provide inaccurate information during a transaction with a financial institution you may arouse suspicions of bank fraud. As shown by reporting in the Amarillo Globe-News, you may face federal charges if you submit false statements to an FDIC-insured…

What are White-Collar Cyber Crimes?

The phrase “white-collar crime” refers to criminal acts that are not violent and seek to benefit the perpetrator financially. Common examples of white-collar crimes are embezzlement, insider trading and wire fraud. Decades ago, people involved in such white-collar crimes had…

How is Medicaid Fraud Handled in Texas?

If you are facing Medicaid fraud charges as a health care provider, you probably have many concerns as a result of the case. You could worry about your reputation, ability to continue your career and the financial fallout of the…

Fraud, Waste and Abuse: What You Should Know

As a healthcare professional in Texas, you may have undergone training regarding fraud, waste and abuse in the workplace. It is critical that you understand what this entails, as you do not want to be associated with a situation involving…

The Basics of Mail Fraud

The government classifies mail fraud as a serious federal offense. The state of Texas also regards it as a severe violation of the law. It involves two parts. The first is the creation of or intention to create a plan for…

Reviewing Examples of Drug Fraud

If you face allegations of drug fraud as a physician or health care worker, you need to know the impact of these cases, not only in terms of your career but your finances and reputation as well. Physicians face drug…

Examples of Medicare Fraud

There are many examples of fraud in the healthcare industry. Although some people have a purposeful intention of defrauding an individual or system, sometimes it is unintentional. Medicare fraud occurs when someone seeks financial gain by using Medicare information illegally.…

What Prescription Drug Fraud Might Cost You

Prescription drug fraud is a broad umbrella that covers a few different situations. One example is the basic possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription. Others include forging prescriptions or impersonating medical staff. You do not need to be…

Insider Trading Scheme Admitted by Former Natural Gas Trader

Theft often takes on the form of one person stealing from another in media, but the amounts stolen in those situations pale in comparison to the kinds of gains Texas executives make with pre-arranged insider trading. This form of white-collar…
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