Guilty Pleas in Massive Health Care Fraud Schemes

The Department of Justice (DOJ) estimates that health care fraud costs the United States tens of billions of dollars each year, and some estimates are in excess of $100 billion a year. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials responded by focusing on health care fraud schemes...

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Defending Against Charges of Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud can occur in a number of ways. Mortgage fraud can be defined as deliberately providing misleading or false information on mortgage documents with the intent of closing on a real estate transaction. It can be the misrepresentation with the intent to obtain a...

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What is Equity Skimming?

Equity skimming is a type of mortgage fraud. The FBI defines mortgage fraud as "any material misstatement, misrepresentation or omission relied upon by an underwriter or lender to fund, purchase or issue a loan." Equity skimming is a mortgage fraud scheme that involves the use...

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Federal Government Commits to Targeting Violent Crime

The Attorney General recently released a memorandum to federal prosecutors outlining a commitment to targeting violent crime. The memo directs a focused effort by the Department of Justice to investigate, prosecute, and deter crime. It calls for collaborative efforts between the federal government and local,...

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