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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 crimes are becoming more and more prevalent. White collar crimes are not just the typical “ponzi” or “pyramid” schemes that you tend hear about. With the SEC becoming more involved with these types of crimes, the category of white collar crimes has certainly expanded. Particularly, white collar crimes now can consist of persons and corporations involved with securities fraud, mortgage fraud, social security fraud, healthcare fraud to include medicare and Medicaid fraud, tax fraud and embezzlement of persons or corporations. These crimes should not be taken lightly and having the right representation is crucial. 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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Medicare/Medicaid Fraud has seen a sharp spike recently in terms of federal prosecutions.  With the ever-changing healthcare regulations, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), there is now an influx of federal cases being pursued across the country.  For instance, there is now, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force which operates in nine cities across the country, and which has now charged more than 1,700 defendants who have collectively billed the Medicare program for more than $5.5 billion. The task force investigates those individuals that are suspected of billing for home health care and therapy services that were medically unnecessary and/or not provided or falsifying medical documents and filing exaggerated claims.

These investigations are not only occurring St. Louis but all across the country. In particular two cases arising out of Miami, Florida, individuals were indicting for falsifying health care related documents when services or equipment was not provided. One individual plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role in the $63 million health care fraud scheme. This defendant could face up to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Two other individuals in Miami, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to receive health care kickbacks and were sentenced in relation to their participation in a $48 million home health Medicare fraud scheme. Both were sentenced to serve time in the Bureau of Prisons and ordered to pay approximately $3 million dollars in restitution. These are significant crimes that require attentive legal representation.

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 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.