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The Basics of Healthcare Fraud

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/10/17 at 09:47pm

Contact an Alexandria Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Today If you’re a healthcare professional (or involved in the management/billing department of a healthcare organization), then chances are that you’re feeling the “squeeze” of the insurance industry on your practice. The regulatory framework surrounding the healthcare industry in the United States has created a fundamental conflict for those attempting to provide high-quality healthcare — though effective healthcare is that which is deeply patient-focused, those involved in providing such care must be extremely cognizant of their billing practices.  Minor errors can escalate into a healthcare fraud investigation that undermines the legitimacy of your practice, […]

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Burden of Proof in Criminal vs. Civil Lawsuits

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/10/10 at 09:43pm

If you’ve been charged with a white collar criminal offense — in Virginia, Washington D.C., or elsewhere — then you may be overwhelmed by the prospect of litigation and the consequences thereof. White collar crimes can carry serious penalties in some cases and are often associated with civil litigation that is linked to the underlying offense.  For example, if you have been charged with bank fraud, then the financial institution subjected to your scheme to defraud is likely to have a legitimate cause of action for damages (in the civil context).  They may be entitled to bring a lawsuit against […]

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Defenses to Identity Theft

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/08/31 at 09:54am

Identity theft — otherwise known as false personation, or identity fraud — is a serious crime that may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the criminal record of the defendant, the amount of money “stolen” using the false identity, and various other circumstances. Millions of identity theft instances occur every year in the United States.  Given the severity of the issue, the IRS and other government authorities have increasingly been investigating potential instances of identity theft. If you’ve been charged with identity theft, it’s possible that your actions have been unfairly mischaracterized.  There are a […]

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Challenging Gag Orders in White Collar Cases

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/08/10 at 09:36am

In the white collar criminal defense context, defendants may benefit substantially from being able to speak to the media about their case.  Criminal charges — particularly those that involve high-stakes white collar criminal activity — often draw significant attention, and as such, the public is likely to speculate about the guilt of the parties involved before trial even begins. Gag orders are judicial rulings that prevent public disclosure relating to information on a particular case.  Gag orders are generally intended to protect the defendant, witnesses, or other parties in a criminal prosecution.  For example, a gag order preventing anyone involved […]

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