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Defending Yourself Against a Federal Cybercrime Charge

As people conduct more of their daily lives online, federal law enforcement officers have increasingly turned their focus to investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes. Cybercrime can include any criminal offenses committed using a digital device, suc… Read More
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How to Communicate Effectively with Your Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been charged with a crime, effective communication with your criminal defense attorney is crucial to the success of your case. Your lawyer will guide you through the criminal process and ensure you take the proper steps to defend yourse… Read More
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What is Federal Probation?

Someone who is charged with a federal crime but cannot avoid a conviction may be able to negotiate a plea bargain wherein there exists a possibility of probation.. A sentence of probation can be imposed as an alternative to prison. It is similar to p… Read More
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Pfizer’s Supreme Court Appeal Over Anti-Kickback Lawsuit

In October 2022, Pfizer filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court seeking to overturn a decision regarding the anti-kickback lawsuit which prohibited Pfizer from providing financial assistance to Medicare beneficiaries to obtain Vyndaqel… Read More
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Prosecution Rises: Cryptocurrency Gatekeepers and Individual Owners

The popularity of cryptocurrency has been on the rise, and given its recent dramatic decline in value, the federal government is poised to step up its regulation and enforcement of criminal laws targeting its illegal use. The Biden administration has… Read More
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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Regulations for NFTs

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is considering how to regulate non-fungible tokens (NFTs), according to a report on its Study of the Facilitation of Money Laundering and Terror Finance Through the Trade in Wo… Read More
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Willful Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax

IRS Title 26: Tax Violations: I.R.C. § 7202 Under 26 U.S.C. §7202, it is a crime to fail to collect a tax or to fail to truthfully account for or pay over a tax. An employer is responsible for withholding Federal Insurance Contribution Act (“FICA… Read More
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Can I Be Charged with EIDL Loan Fraud?

Congress passed the CARES Act in March of 2020, providing billions of dollars in economic relief to help American businesses cope with hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the CARES Act, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Progr… Read More
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False Statements on Tax Returns

Filing a False Tax Return in Violation of 26 U.S.C. §7206 Under 26 U.S.C. §7206, it is a felony to willfully make false statements on a tax return or willfully aid or assist someone in filing a false tax return. The penalty for violating the statut… Read More
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PPP Loan Fraud

The Department of Justice is cooperating with the FBI, the IRS, and the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General (SBA-OIG) to aggressively target CARES Act fraud cases, and specifically cases involving PPP loan fraud. Prosecutor… Read More
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