Protecting And Defending
Your Rights And Freedoms
  1. Home
  2.  | 
  3. 2020
  4.  | May

Month: May 2020

Federal Government Ramps Up Their COVID-19 Fraud Efforts (Part 2 of 2)

In Part One of this series, I shared information about the federal government’s vigorous response to coronavirus-related fraud. The Department of Justice has allocated $850 million to prioritize fraud investigation and prosecutions across the board – from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) scams to price-gouging. The following forms of fraud are currently a top priority for investigation: Business owners over-stating payroll, expenses &…

Federal Government Ramps Up Their Anti-Fraud Efforts (Part 1 of 2)

I have been a practicing white collar defense lawyer for more than 35 years and I have never seen the government respond as swiftly or vigorously to fraud as they are right now. Within weeks of the first COVID-19 cases in the United States, federal and state governments were already issuing fraud warnings and building a prosecution infrastructure to pursue cases. It…