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The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. Health Care Fraud & False Claims Act Grayson County Woman Who Stole and Sold Protected Health Information Sentenced to 2½ Years in Federal Prison Amanda Lowry, 40, of Sherman, was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obtain information from a protected computer. According…
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. on the publication’s 2022 list for his work in white collar criminal defense. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Guthrie is a former federal and state prosecutor and can be admitted to practice before any federal district court, which allows him to handle federal cases anywhere in the United States where his clients may need him. In addition to his Best Lawyers honor, Mr. Guthrie was also recognized by Texas Super Lawyers in 2020 for his white collar criminal defense work, and he and holds an AV…
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. Health Care Fraud & Tax Fraud Jury Convicts Medical Equipment Company Owners of $27 Million Fraud Leah Hagen, 49, and Michael Hagen, 54, have been convicted in a health care kickback and money laundering scheme involving their durable medical equipment companies, Metro DME Supply LLC (Metro) and Ortho Pain Solutions LLC (Ortho Pain). According to…
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. PPP & Coronavirus Fraud Owner of Wedding Planning Company Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Relief Fraud Fahad Shah, 44, of Murphy, Texas, pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $3 million in Paycheck Protection Program. According to court documents, Shah admitted that he fraudulently claimed that his company,…
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. PPP & COVID-19 Fraud Scheme Florida Man Sentenced After Fraudulently Obtaining $3.9 Million in PPP Loans David T. Hines, 29, of Miami, was sentenced to more than six years in prison for fraudulently obtaining about $3.9 million in PPP loans and using those funds, in part, to purchase a $318,000 Lamborghini for…
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud Tax Preparer Charged with COVID-19 Loan FraudLeonel Rivero, 35, of Miami, was charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain over 100 COVID-19-relief loans under the PPP. Rivero owned a tax-preparation business and submitted approximately 118 fraudulent PPP loan applications on…
Whistleblowing comes with several inherent risks: harassment, demotion, even getting fired. But it can be even riskier for a whistleblower who has also engaged in illegal activity. A recent case out of federal court in Dallas highlights the tightrope whistleblowers walk. Dr. Walter Neil Simmons, an Arizona physician, filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit that exposed a kickback scheme involving expensive pain creams. But, as it turned out, Dr. Simmons was one of those who profited from the kickbacks, according to federal prosecutors in Dallas. Despite his efforts to report the scheme to authorities, he was charged with conspiracy to commit…
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. PPP Loan & COVID Fraud Prosecutions As the vaccine rollout has picked up, vaccine-related crimes were inevitable. And, of course, what issue of The White Collar Defense Report would be complete without at least one Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud case? Michigan Woman is First in the Nation Charged with
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. PPP Loan & COVID Fraud Prosecutions As always, we kick things off with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud cases, which continue to dominate DOJ’s criminal docket. But alleged COVID fraud doesn’t stop with the PPP. Here are two cases that stood out to us. East Texas Man Submits ‘Random’ Names
The White Collar Defense Report® provides updates on cases, policy developments and trends in the white collar area, including federal criminal matters as well as civil cases such as qui tam cases and SEC enforcement actions. If you would like to receive future reports via email, please subscribe here. PPP Loan Fraud Prosecutions As noted in previous issues, DOJ is prosecuting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud cases within months of the alleged offense, much faster than any other white collar cases have ever been prosecuted in recent memory. There are too many cases to share here, so we’ve whittled…