Telemedicine and Telehealth Charges Keep Piling Up

It seems as if the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies are announcing historic telehealth fraud busts every other week. As soon as one bust breaks the previous money record, the next...

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Feds Continue to Unmask Pain Management Clinics

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been aware for years of the ease at which pill mills can masquerade as “pain management clinics.” This trend does not discount the legitimacy of the vast majority of pain management clinics, but it shows...

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Investigations of Clinical Research Fraud Heating Up

The FDA, along with the DOJ’s Consumer Protection Branch, mentioned clinical research fraud as an area of heightened concern in late 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic only made the concern more urgent for federal investigators. As of March 2021, more...

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Money Laundering in the Age of Cryptocurrency

As financial transactions have become more complex, so have money laundering strategies and tactics. State and federal investigators have become quite proficient at flagging certain problematic financial transactions, and the mantra of “follow...

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A Spotlight on Recent Notable Medicare Fraud Charges

Well over a year after the first case of COVID-19 reached the West Coast, federal agencies are aggressively responding to allegations of Medicare and health care fraud connected to the pandemic. In fall 2020, the Department of Justice announced what...

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A Primer on Medicare Fraud

Last year, Medicare turned 55. The federal program has grown up quite a bit over the years, as it now covers many more medical expenses than just hospital stays. Accordingly, the potential for fraud—and the scope of federal agents investigating...

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Responding to a Grand Jury Subpoena

When the United States Department of Justice prosecutors and Assistant United States Attorneys want to prosecute for a crime, they must present the case to a federal grand jury and obtain an indictment. However, before  that can happen,...

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Are You Allowed to Have a Medical Marijuana Card AND Concealed Carry Permit in Florida?

The answer to this is somewhat complicated due to the disconnect between federal and state law on marijuana. You may be eligible to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in Florida if you have a qualifying condition (such as epilepsy, glaucoma,...

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Do You Have to Disclose Your Entire Criminal History When Applying for a Professional License in Florida?

One of the biggest risks you can take when applying for some type of professional licensing in Florida is not disclosing prior convictions. Unfortunately, many professionals must even disclose convictions that have been sealed or expunged. This often...

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Complaints Against Florida Attorneys: The General Process

As with all licensed professionals in the Sunshine State, Florida attorneys must adhere to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, which establish professional standards and requirements. The Rules also include the procedures for discipline when a...

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