Practice Areas

False Claims Act

False Claims Act cases may be brought both criminally and civilly. The False Claims Act imposes liability on anyone who “knowingly” submits a “false” claim to the government. 31 U.S.C. Section 3729(a). Today, federal prosecutors charge violat… Read More
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Environmental Crimes

Environmental Crimes Congress has passed laws regulating what we can and cannot do regarding the quality of the air, water, and environment that surround us. Violations of these laws are typically prosecuted by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), which can impose cr… Read More
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Cryptocurrency Fraud Lawyer

Cryptocurrency Fraud Lawyer Cryptocurrency has exploded in popularity. With millions of people trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, and others, users of these cryptocurrencies increasingly come under scrutiny from federal law enforcement agents. Instead of being is… Read More
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Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged with a federal crime you face a fierce, relentless, well-funded opponent who has virtually infinite resources at its disposal. These resources will be deployed with the singular goal of convicting you and sending you to priso… Read More


Federal conspiracy is one of the most commonly charged federal crimes, and one of the most powerful tools the government has at its disposal. By charging a conspiracy, prosecutors can claim that one person is responsible for the actions of another, e… Read More

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal crimes are some of the most serious criminal charges a person can face, and conviction comes with hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. When deciding on a punishment for a federal crime, the judge will first calculate and apply the federa… Read More

White Collar Federal Crimes

White-collar criminal charges can have a devastating effect on your career, your business, and your life. Conviction can lead to severe penalties, including jail time, fines, forfeiture, and restitution. To defend yourself against allegations of havi… Read More

Financial & Securities Fraud

In the years following the Great Recession of 2008, federal prosecutors have had their sights set on businesses and people who violate financial and securities laws. This has resulted in the “criminalization” of American business activities. What… Read More


Forfeiture laws allow the government to seize property that is connected to illegal activity. The federal government uses these laws as a weapon in white-collar criminal cases to obtain enormous judgments against criminal defendants. Federal prosecut… Read More

Grand Jury Investigations

A grand jury is a group of citizens that has been called together to hear evidence presented by a prosecutor to determine whether a person should be charged with a crime. A grand jury can be used to initiate criminal proceedings or to investigate pos… Read More

Health Care Fraud

Healthcare fraud is a major government priority right now. The Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, and local Attorneys General are spending tremendous resources investigating and vigorous… Read More

Internet Crime

The internet has changed our lives in profound ways, and we spend more time online than ever before. As a result, the FBI and other federal agencies have stepped up their efforts to fight internet crime, and federal criminal charges relating to onlin… Read More

Mail and Wire Fraud

Anyone who uses the U.S. mail, deposits a check, makes a telephone call, sends anything through UPS or FedEx, or sends an email, fax, or text message is at risk for federal prosecution on charges of mail or wire fraud. Federal prosecutors often charg… Read More

Money Laundering

Money laundering charges cover any type of financial activity that is intended to conceal or promote illegal activity. The government uses the charge of money laundering to enhance the penalty for almost any kind of financial transaction. The statute… Read More

Pyramid and Ponzi Scheme

Pyramid schemes and Ponzi schemes are a type of financial fraud that is investigated by federal government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the FBI, as well as by state law enforcement agencies. If you are convicted… Read More


The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) provides harsh penalties for people who perform illegal acts as part of a criminal organization. RICO charges focus primarily on racketeering activities and allow prosecutors to indict peo… Read More

Search & Seizure

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. If police officers or other law enforcement officials wish to conduct a search or your car, home, office, or person, they need a search warrant suppo… Read More

Tax Fraud

Allegations of tax fraud are serious and can carry severe penalties, including hefty fines and a lengthy prison sentence under federal sentencing guidelines. If you are under investigation or have been charged with tax fraud, you need an experienced,… Read More

Business and Corporate Fraud

Allegations of business and corporate fraud can radically alter the trajectory of your life, your career, and your business. Careers and business relationships have been destroyed by mere allegations of fraud. To defend yourself against allegations o… Read More

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud occurs when a person knowingly and intentionally misrepresents information, facts, or figures to a bank, underwriter, broker, or lender to obtain a loan. Historically, cases of mortgage fraud have been prosecuted in federal court under… Read More

Drug Crimes

A conviction for a federal drug crime can lead to severe consequences, mandatory minimum sentences, lengthy jail terms and enormous forfeiture judgments. When facing federal drug charges, you need a skilled, experienced, tenacious criminal defense la… Read More

Pill Mill Defense

The DEA and FBI aggressively bring “pill mill” charges against medical professionals who are involved in the treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain. The government uses federal drug conspiracy laws, typically used to prosecute street-l… Read More