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What is a Federal Grand Jury Target Letter?

What is a Federal Grand Jury Target Letter? When the federal government is pursuing serious federal criminal charges its first communication with a suspect may be by a Grand Jury target letter. The letter will inform the recipient that they are the target of a Grant...

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Loan Fraud

Real estate appraisers are often the subject of loan fraud investigations by federal authorities. Loan fraud occurs when a borrower or other party involved in the transaction deceives a lender by providing false information, or by purposefully omitting material information during the loan application process. Understanding...

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Forgery in Arizona

Forgery is a fraud crime and is committed when a person creates or alters a writing so that it is false with the intent to defraud. Under Arizona law, forgery occurs when a person, with intent to defraud, "falsely makes, completes or alters a written...

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Penalties for Health Care Fraud Conviction

Health care fraud is committed when a person or organization defrauds the health care system in order to obtain funds or services. The federal criminal health care fraud statutes are complex. If you are being investigated for or have been accused of health care fraud,...

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Accusations of Foreclosure Fraud

Accusations of foreclosure fraud are serious and must be met with a zealous defense. If you are facing charges of foreclosure fraud, contact our office immediately for a case evaluation. The legal penalties for these frauds can be significant. The sooner we can begin to...

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Common White Collar Crimes

What constitutes a "white collar crime" is not well understood by the general public. Most people have heard of Bernie Madoff and many people know Martha Stewart was convicted of a white collar crime, but the scope of white collar crimes is much wider. What is...

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Federal Prosecution of Fraud

Fraud generally may be understood as "deliberately deceiving someone else with the intent of causing damage." The damage is typically financial harm. Fraud crimes involve deceit and false statements of material fact. Criminal charges may be filed against an individual in federal court or in state...

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