Federal Sentencing Guidelines & Judicial Discretion

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines set out a uniform sentencing policy for defendants convicted of felonies and serious misdemeanors in the United States federal court system. The United States Sentencing Commission was tasked with creating sentencing guidelines to emphasize fairness, consistency, and deterrence, and to craft...

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Business Related Fraud in Arizona

An entire chapter of the Arizona Criminal Code codifies what activities constitute business and commercial frauds. Ariz. Rev. Stat. ยง13-2201 - 13-2208. Business fraud consists of dishonest and illegal activities perpetrated by individuals or companies in order to obtain an advantageous financial outcome. An array of...

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Defending False Claims Act Allegations

The False Claims Act is designed to combat fraud against the government. The statute provides that any person who knowingly presents a fraudulent claim for government payment, conspires to do so, or receives funds in connection with such activity is liable to the United States...

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