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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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PROFESSIONAL LICENSEES: UNDERSTAND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT AND HEARING PROCEDURE

You check your office’s mailbox one day, and your heart skips a beat as you read the return address on one of the envelopes; it’s the state agency responsible for overseeing your professional licensing. Your heart sinks as you hurriedly...

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LICENSURE BARS FOR INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS

Around 3 million individuals in the U.S. are employed in the insurance industry in some capacity; many, including insurance agents, adjusters, and administrators, require licensure by one or more state agencies to perform their duties. A detailed...

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APPLYING FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE WITH PRIOR ARREST OR CONVICTION

Purportedly, the U.S. prides itself on giving individuals second chances and a “fresh start” for those who have been found guilty of a crime and subsequently paid their debt to society. The reality is that arrests or convictions can cause...

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HEALTHCARE FRAUD ALLEGATIONS AND THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES ON MEDICAL LICENSING IN FLORIDA

Even with many U.S. citizens’ receiving health insurance through employer-sponsored health insurance plans, the federal government still pays thousands of dollars per person on healthcare each year (17.7 percent of GDP and 38 percent of...

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HOW DOES A CRIMINAL ARREST OR CONVICTION AFFECT YOUR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?

Most people who are facing serious criminal charges are worried about significant prison time or having to pay hefty fines. For crimes that are, on its surface, less serious (such as first-time DUI offenses), there are prevailing beliefs that the...

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FEDERAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE: WHEN THE GOVERNMENT CAN INVADE YOUR PRIVACY

The right to privacy of all citizens in the U.S. is the foundation of many civil liberties. Protection against unreasonable search and seizures is codified in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. A keyword in the amendment is...

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