Articles Posted in Federal Criminal Charges

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There has been an increase in prosecution of white collar offenses, including Embezzlement and Fraud in a litany of contexts, including Securities Fraud, Tax Fraud, Mortgage and Insurance Fraud and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud.  Such Federal Criminal Charges should not be taken lightly.  With many of these white collar crimes, comes with the potential of additional tax fraud charges.  If one did not put the correct amount of income on their tax returns during the commission of embezzling monies, this can and most likely will trigger an IRS investigation as well.  Thus with the IRS also involved, such white collar offenses are inherently more complex in nature,  involve serious criminal acts and then the possibility of serious  penalties- and all require a keen understanding of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, applicable statute, as well as access to a host of legal resources all designed to protect your interests.  The federal criminal justice system is already daunting enough not to have a thorough understanding of the defined and rigid set of penalties for white collar and related offenses.  With all of the Government resources, a defendant automatically walks into this arena at a disadvantage.   With federal crimes, it’s important to have a legal team with the resources, experience and level of skill necessary to represent your interests.  Not doing so could mean your life.

The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.   That is why having the right representation is critical to the entire process in Federal Court.  If you want successful representation in federal court, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in federal court on a regular basis. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the prominent defense firm that handles cases in federal court nationwide.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with crimes in federal court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Medicare/Medicaid Fraud prosecutions have continued to increase throughout the years.  The Department of Justice’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force team has been using the full force of the government in order to prosecute these cases.  This increase in prosecutions is partly due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which resulted in a budget increase for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.  Thus, resulting in even more of an influx of federal cases being pursued across the country.

These investigations are not only occurring St. Louis but all across the country.  Hundreds of doctors and nurses have been charged for fraudulently billing Medicare of patient care that was never given or unnecessary and defrauding the system in excess of millions of dollars.  More recently in Texas, six individuals were indicted for conspiring to defraud Medicare by causing the submission and concealment of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare.  These individuals could each face up to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  These are significant crimes that require attentive legal representation.  With the government vigorously fighting these cases, having an experienced federal attorney is extremely important and can mean the difference of years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with such crimes. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm of Medicare and healthcare fraud, with vast experience in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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White Collar Crime- The Rise of Online Gambling Prosecution

White Collar Federal Crimes are increasingly become a focal point for Department of Justice; from prosecution of corporations to a recently reinstituted practice of prosecuting individuals for a host of corporate-type activities. This, of course, includes securities fraud and other regulatory activities, as well as the more traditional white collar crime of embezzlement.   Part of this newfound vigor in white collar crime federal prosecution is the focus on online gambling institutions that operate in and out of the United States. Significant federal resources are being devoted to prosecuting these very complex crimes which can take years to resolve, not to mention the exhaustion of defense resources to defend. Understanding the intricacies of these federal criminal prosecutions, and having the network and expertise to address them are paramount to any defense. Having the right representation is crucial. The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges are the organized result of months of planning. It is an imperative that those charged with these federal charges obtain counsel with the requisite trial experience to provide a viable defense. That is precisely why having an attorney that is familiar with federal court is critical. Your corporation, reputation, hard work and personal freedom is at stake.

 

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal trial arena. Specifically, John Lynch has worked extensively in the area of white collar criminal defense all across the country to great success. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services nationwide for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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White collar crimes are becoming more and more prevalent. White collar crimes are not just the typical “ponzi” or “pyramid” schemes that you tend hear about. The most common types of white collar crimes are various types of fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering.  In particular, tax evasion is where a person or business make attempts to avoid taxes that they would otherwise owe.  Tax evasion can be as simple as neglecting to file a tax return or filing a tax return with false information, and as complicated as transferring property in a way that reduces or eliminates ones tax obligation. These crimes should not be taken lightly and having the right representation is crucial. The law typically favors the IRS’ position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.  That is why having an attorney that is familiar with tax and white collar crimes in federal court is critical.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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What is an analogue or synthetic drug? They are often referred to as “designer drugs,” and are typically found at gas stations and convenience stores. The Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986 defines analogue drugs as those where the chemical structure of the synthetic drug is substantially similar to that of controlled illicit substances.  Generally, these analogue drugs have similar effects to stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic drugs often experienced with controlled illicit substances that are found in schedule I or II. Bath salts and K2 are just a couple of the most prevalent analogue drugs that you hear about today.

The Analogue Act is a difficult statute to understand, so that is why having the right lawyer is even more important. Recently, the Supreme Court in United States v. McFadden, tackled whether the statute was constitutional. The Supreme Court ultimately found that the Analogue Act was constitutional, however the Court reinforced the “knowledge” requirement in the statute. The Court determined that the knowledge requirement may be met in two ways: (1) by showing that the defendant knew he/she possessed a controlled substance, regardless of whether he/she knew the particular identity of the substance; or (2) the defendant knew the specific analogue or the identity of the substance he possessed, even if he did not know its legal status as an analogue. Even though the Supreme Court clarified some of the issues with the statute, the Analogue Act is still difficult to dissect. Having the right lawyer is crucial in having effective representation.

Therefore, these types of crimes should not be taken lightly as such federal crimes are inherently more complex in nature, involve serious criminal acts and then the possibility of serious penalties. In fact, in these cases, the penalties that one may face can be just as harsh as those related to the possession or distribution of the actual drug. These cases are especially difficult as they tend to be very technical in nature, and may require the expertise of a chemist to analyze the substance molecules.  Due to the complex nature of these cases, a keen understanding of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, applicable statute, as well as access to a host of legal resources all are needed to protect your interests.

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Sexual crimes, including those involving online activities are becoming more and more prevalent.   Federal Sex Crimes involve stringent rules, high penalties, and the complete destruction of one’s personal life.  Allegations alone can be devastating.   Coupled with the embarrassment, the psychological trauma associated with these Federal and State Sex Offenses require skilled representation.  Many charges are filed that overstate the actual offense or are the product of misinformation.  Simply stated, Attorney John Lynch has represented many individuals charged with various sex offenses, including child pornography, that were not guilty of the offenses charged for a host of reasons.  Recently, Attorney Lynch won an egregious sex case involving possession of images that the client simply did not possess.  The result- the client was able to rebuild his life based on the expertise of Attorney Lynch, his staff and network of experts.  Let’s face it- these cases aren’t popular, involve disgusting allegations all of us agree require justice.  But it is important to ensure the law is applied fairly and equitably.  The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.  That is why having an attorney that is familiar with federal court and with the sentencing guidelines is critical.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Lately, there has been a rush of prosecutions in the area of what we legal practitioners like to call White Collar Crime.  Of course, this term is just the umbrella descriptor for a whole host of federal crimes for which convictions can have dire consequences.  This would include criminal allegations of Public Corruption, Extortion, Bribery, Fraud such as Medicare/Medicaid, Mortgage and Insurance Fraud, and Embezzlement.  These particularly complex federal crimes require skilled counsel with the knowledge and expertise to evaluate the substance of the case and provide the right defense.  Substance over form trumps form over substances here.  Many attorneys with general practices like to represent that they can handle these federal criminal cases because of relative success in State and Local courts.  Unfortunately, the opposite is too often the case.  Federal Criminal Defense involves a whole separate set of rules and laws than that of State courts.  Additionally, these rules are more stringent, have often unforeseen consequences, and therefore requires legal counsel with the required legal acumen to jump on board and steer the client toward success- or better stated to salvage the client’s life.   That is why it is critically important to have a legal team with the resources, experience and level of skill necessary to represent your interests.  Not doing so could mean your life as you know it.

These federal cases are becoming more prevalent in our society.  We see it every day in our government, corporations, and education system where individuals are accused of violating federal law as it pertains to a host of activities deemed illicit by statute.  With the whole “interstate commerce” thing, that could mean almost anything when it comes to the use of one’s PC to transfer funds, etc.  Recently, St. Louis and its surrounding area has seen an influx of these type federal criminal prosecutions and the sad result of poor decision making as it pertains to choosing the right law group.  The result- too much restitution, too much prison time and the dismantling on many families.  This is where is incumbent on any person accused of a federal crime to do their research.  Federal crimes require Federal lawyers.

YOU must educate yourself as to those rules and your rights.  As a former police investigator, JOHN M. LYNCH has the requisite experience and training to handle your federal criminal case.  Trained by the police academy, the State of Missouri and the federal government, JOHN M. LYNCH not only understands the various aspects of federal investigations and later litigation, but teaches it to other attorneys as well.  Key to your defense is being able to intelligently question the methodology employed by the investigating agents and articulating error to a jury and the court.   That alone is why having the right representation is paramount.  JOHN M. LYNCH has an unmatched record of success in state and federal courts all across the Missouri.  If you want successful representation  for your federal criminal case, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in this area on a regular basis.  The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the prominent defense firm that handles criminal cases nationwide.

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Healthcare Fraud is becoming an increasing prosecutorial phenomenon in the federal criminal justice system.  Many U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country are filing criminal charges against physicians and their staff for violating federal law regarding the use of Medicare/Medicaid- namely fraudulent billing practices.   Understanding the complexity of the federal system, including applicable federal statutes is a must as these should not be taken lightly.  Having the right representation is crucial.  The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges are the organized result of months of planning.  It is an imperative that those charged with these federal charges obtain counsel with the requisite trial experience to provide a viable defense.  That is precisely  why having an attorney that is familiar with federal court is critical.  Your medical practice, reputation, hard work and very freedom is at stake.

 

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal trial arena.  Specifically, John Lynch has worked extensively with doctors and their staffs facing such charges.  The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Understanding Federal law as it differs from State law is paramount in choosing the right lawyer or law firm for your pending federal case, whether it be a drug conspiracy, money laundering, embezzlement,  weapons offenses, fraud, or other federal charge.   Failing to employ a lawyer with expertise in the federal system could, and will, affect your life.  At my firm, I have devoted years to developing a keen expertise in federal law and have significant experience throughout the country in representing individuals and corporations alike as they face federal criminal charges.  Recently, I was asked to provide some insight in the indictment process, applicability as to federal law, and the Ferguson shooting incident.  You can view the interview in its entirety at KSDK.com

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Corporations can be indicted by the Government for a variety of criminal activities. These crimes charged against corporations should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately, federal crimes  against corporations are inherently more complex in nature,  involve serious criminal acts and then the possibility of serious  penalties- and all require a keen understanding of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, applicable statute, as well as access to a host of legal resources all designed to protect your interests. With all of the Government resources, a defendant automatically walks into this arena at a disadvantage.  With federal crimes, it’s important to have a legal team with the resources, experience and level of skill necessary to represent your interests.

The law is typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is  usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.   That is why having the right representation is critical to the entire process in Federal Court- JOHN M. LYNCH has an unmatched record of success in federal courts all across the country.  If you want successful representation  in federal court, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in federal court on a regular basis. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the prominent defense firm that handles cases in federal court nationwide.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with crimes in federal court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.