Medicare Fraud and Abuse

  Medicare Fraud and Abuse New Orleans Attorney Medicare fraud is typically characterized by: Knowingly submitting false statements or making misrepresentations of fact in order to obtain a federal health care payment for which no entitlement would otherwise exist; Billing for services not rendered or supplies not furnished, including falsifying records. Knowingly billing for services at a level of complexity higher than the service actually provided. Knowingly soliciting, paying, and/or accepting remuneration to induce or reward referrals for items or services reimbursed by Federal health care programs; or Making prohibited referrals for certain designated health services. One does not have [...]

Social Security Fraud — Federal Law

  Social Security Fraud -- 42 U.S.C. § 408 Social Security Fraud is the result of deliberate deception, and arises when an applicant falsifies a document or record offered as proof of disability, or misrepresents material facts on an application for benefits. Fraud can also be the result of omission when a beneficiary fails to report a change in circumstance, such as marriage, a new source of income, incarceration, removal from custodial care, or failure to report the death of a parent or spouse, while continuing to spend checks or direct deposits. List of examples of violations that could result [...]

In Depth Look: Federal Wire Fraud Law

   Federal Law for Wire Fraud: Electronic Communications, Radio, or Television -- 18 USC § 1343     The wire and mail fraud statutes are essentially the same, except for the method associated with the offense – the mail in the case of mail fraud and wire communication in the case of wire fraud. As a consequence, the interpretation of one is ordinarily considered to apply to the other. The two terms have been used interchangeably in this article. The federal statute for wire fraud reads as follows: Devising or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for [...]

Bank Fraud — Federal Law

  New Orleans Federal Defense Attorney   This past week, a former LSU football player pled guilty to Bank Fraud in the US Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Lucky for him, Robert Packnett avoided jail time and was sentenced to 5 years federal probation.  He was also ordered to pay approximately $233,000 in restitution.  His indictment to Bank Fraud arose from the practice of Mortgage Fraud.  According to the indictment, between 2011 and 2012 he submitted doctored documents to First NBC Bank overstating his income. He also applied for at least six mortgages, refinanced mortgages and commercial lines of [...]

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Home Improvement Fraud — Louisiana

Update: During the 2014, this statute was repealed and replaced by the crime of Residential Contractor Fraud!   Home Improvement Fraud --  La RS 14:202.1 Home improvement fraud is committed when a person who has contracted to perform any home improvement, or who has subcontracted for the performance of any home improvement, hereinafter referred to as "contractor", knowingly engages in any of the following actions: (1)  The failure to perform any work during a forty-five-day period of time or longer after receiving payment. (2)  The use by a contractor, or by an agent or employee of a contractor, of [...]

Arson with Intent to Defraud — Louisiana

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law -- Attorney New Orleans   Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.   LOUISIANA PROPERTY CRIMES, VIOLENCE TO BUILDINGS AND OTHER PROPERTY, ARSON AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES   Arson with Intent to Defraud -- La RS 14:53 Arson with intent to defraud is the setting fire to, or damaging by any explosive substance, any property, with intent to defraud. Whoever commits the crime of arson with intent to defraud shall [...]

Fraudulent Acquisition of a Rental Car or Other Motor Vehicle — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Criminal Defense   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm has defended many individuals accused of Fraud involving a rental car.  If you are being charged with any White Collar or Economic Crime, contact our office for a consultation.  Our job is to protect your rights!    Fraudulent Acquisition of a Rental Motor Vehicle -- La R.S. 14:67.14 Fraudulent acquisition of a rental motor vehicle is the lease or rental of a motor vehicle from a commercial lessor by the intentional giving or communicating payment information to the commercial lessor relating to [...]

Credit Card Fraud By Persons Providing Goods and Services — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Criminal Defense   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm has defended many individuals accused of Credit Card Fraud.  If you are being charged with any White Collar or Economic Crime, contact our office for a consultation.  Our job is to protect your rights!    Credit Card Fraud by Persons Authorized to Provide Goods and Services -- La. R.S. 14:67.11   No provider shall, with intent to defraud an issuer or a cardholder, furnish money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card obtained [...]

Computer Fraud Law — Louisiana

Computer Fraud -- La R.S. 14:73.5 Computer fraud is the accessing or causing to be accessed of any computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof with the intent to: (1)  Defraud; or (2)  Obtain money, property, or services by means of false or fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, or through the fraudulent alteration, deletion, or insertion of programs or data. Whoever commits computer fraud shall be fined not more than $10,000.00, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years, or both. A court shall not suspend the sentence of a second or [...]

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