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What Role Does the Grand Jury Play in White Collar Crime Cases, and How Can I Prepare for a Grand Jury Investigation?

Juries in the United States decide innocence or guilt in criminal cases. However, a grand jury is a panel of individuals who decide whether the prosecution has sufficient evidence to prove probable cause for an indictment. They do not decide whether the person is guilty or innocent. The grand jury only decides whether the evidence […]

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Defending Against Charges of Misappropriating Funds

If you get charged with misappropriating funds, your first call should be to a Washington white collar crimes attorney. Some defense strategies work better early on in a case. This blog will cover the issue of defending against charges of misappropriating funds. Defenses to Charges of Misappropriating Funds Whether you get charged with a state […]

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Five Popular Health Care Provider Fraud Schemes

The Washington State Health Care Authority (WSHCA) provides information about common practices that might be Medicaid or health insurance fraud. The WSHCA urges patients to report suspicions of unethical behavior by health care providers.  Doctors, hospitals, and other service providers should set up protocols to prevent these things from happening. If you, as a health […]

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What Qualifies as White-Collar Crime in Washington State?

White-collar crimes do not involve physical violence. Instead of using physical force or the threat of such action, the white-collar crime alleged victim claims that the accused obtained the money or other assets through fraud or trickery. A conviction of a white-collar crime can send a person to a correctional institution for months or years […]

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Telemedicine and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Targeted by DOJ

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Criminal Division’s Health Care Fraud Strike Force Program, which led the 2020 National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown operation. The Takedown operation charged more than 300 individuals with allegedly committing healthcare fraud and prescribing missions of opioids. The charged schemes total more than $6 billion […]

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Federal White Collar Crime Overview

White collar crime is not a legal term. It is a term used to describe a group of crimes that are non-violent and motivated by profit. Even though these crimes may sound more innocent than murder or assault, white collar crimes can cause severe damages for victims. The punishment for white collar crimes can be […]

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