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 [...]

Residential Contractor Fraud – Louisiana Law

During the 2014 legislative session, the Louisiana law makers repealed the statute for Home Improvement Fraud and replaced it with Residential Contractor Fraud. Louisiana Residential Contractor Fraud Statute-- La. R.S. 14:202.1 Residential contractor fraud is the misappropriation or intentional taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations by a person who has contracted to perform any home improvement or residential construction, or who has subcontracted for the performance of any home improvement or residential construction. A misappropriation [...]

Proving Issuance Of Worthless Checks — Louisiana Law

How the DA Proves Issuance of Worthless Checks?   Dishonored Checks is Prima Facie Evidence of Insufficient Funds in Bank -- La. R.S.  15:428 Whenever any check or draft shall have been drawn on any bank, whether such bank be in or out of this state, and payment shall have been refused, such check or draft with its endorsements shall be prima facie evidence, that at the time of the presentation of said check or draft, the drawer did not have the money in said bank with which to pay said check or draft. Issuing Worthless Checks  La.R.S. 14:71 [...]

Bank Fraud — Louisiana Law

NEW ORLEANS WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE BANK FRAUD ATTORNEY   ATTORNEY ELIZABETH BAGERT CARPENTER -- Representing Clients in Baton Rouge, Orleans, Jefferson, St. John, St. Chalres, St. Tammany Parishes   Bank Fraud --  La.R.S. 14:71.1   A.  Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice to do any of the following shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 10 years, or may be fined not more than $100,000, or both: (1)  To defraud a financial institution. (2)  To obtain any of the monies, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by or [...]

Illegal Transmission of Monetary Funds — Louisiana Law

    ILLEGAL TRANSMISSION OF MONETARY FUNDS --  La.R.S. 14:70.8   Whoever with intent to defraud either transmits, attempts to transmit, causes to be transmitted, solicits a transmission, or receives a transmission, by wire or radio signal, any stolen or fraudulently obtained monetary funds shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 10 years, or fined not more than $100,000 , or both. In addition to the penalties provided for in Subsection A of this Section, a person convicted under the provisions of this Section shall be ordered to make full restitution to the victim and [...]

Criminal Offenses Involving E-mail — Louisiana

  Offenses Against Electronic Mail Service Provider -- La R.S. 14:73.6 It shall be unlawful for any person to use a computer, a computer network, or the computer services of an e-mail service provider to transmit unsolicited bulk electronic mail in contravention of the authority granted by or in violation of the policies set by the electronic mail service provider.  Transmission of electronic mail from an organization to its members or noncommercial electronic mail transmissions shall not be deemed to be unsolicited bulk electronic mail. It is unlawful for any person to use a computer or computer network without authority [...]

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