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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. 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…
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 Fraud Reaches NFL As we’ve learned recently, anyone – from professional athletes to beauty industry entrepreneurs – can be on the DOJ’s list of priorities for PPP loan fraud prosecutions. In fact, our first item on this rundown includes an NFL player who was charged with fraud in connection to $24…
Dan Guthrie, founder of the Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. and publisher of the monthly newsletter The White Collar Defense Report®, has been included on the 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers for his work in white collar criminal defense. Following a patented methodology that combines a peer review process with independent research, Super Lawyers selects no more than five percent of attorneys in each state for inclusion on the list. Attorneys may not compensate Super Lawyers to be named to the list. “This year, with adjustments to our tax rules and the Paycheck Protection Program,…
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. Cars, Cash, Carats: PPP Fraud Continues Unabated People are getting creative with their alleged PPP loan fraud coverups: In Miami, one individual allegedly claimed to be a farmer operating out of a residential home. As usual, outlandish purchases continue, including a Harley-Davidson and a Mercedes-Benz. Plus, one couple is accused…
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 Pick Up Speed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fraud continues to be a prosecution priority for the Department of Justice. Florida and Texas seem to have the most high-profile prosecutions related to the loan program. As noted in previous issues, DOJ is prosecuting PPP fraud cases…