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What is the Armed Career Criminal Act?

By Lee Koch | January 11, 2022 | Comments Off on What is the Armed Career Criminal Act?

One of the first cases that the Supreme Court will hear in 2022 is Wooden vs. The United States.  This is a case that pertains to the Armed Career Criminal Act, which asks the courts to clarify when a person has committed one crime or several at the same instance. In this specific case, William…

What is a Kickback and Why is it Illegal?

By Lee Koch | December 22, 2021 | Comments Off on What is a Kickback and Why is it Illegal?

This week the owner of a telemedicine company pled guilty to a conspiracy to both pay and receive health care kickbacks. A former Netflix executive was sentenced to 30 months in prison this week for receiving bribes and kickbacks from tech companies who wanted lucrative contracts from Netflix.  Kickbacks are a crime of corruption. One…

Advice for Spouses of White Collar Crime Defendants

By Lee Koch | December 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Advice for Spouses of White Collar Crime Defendants

If your spouse is being accused of a white collar crime you should consider getting your own attorney—even if you had no knowledge of your spouse’s crimes. Spouses of white collar criminals may not go to prison, but they face civil asset forfeiture and civil tax assessments.  In addition, they may find themselves being tasked…

What to Do If Your Home or Office Gets Raided By Federal Agents

By Lee Koch | November 20, 2021 | Comments Off on What to Do If Your Home or Office Gets Raided By Federal Agents

By the time Federal Agents show up at your home or office, you know you’re in deep trouble—even if you haven’t been arrested yet. It can happen at anywhere and at any time. Imagine working at the corporate office of the Flying J, of all places, only to see the FBI come storming in to…

4 Mistakes to Avoid if You’re Under Investigation for White Collar Crime

By Lee Koch | November 6, 2021 | Comments Off on 4 Mistakes to Avoid if You’re Under Investigation for White Collar Crime

Finding out you are the target of a federal criminal investigation is terrifying. After all, only 2% of federal defendants even make it to trial, and most who do are found guilty. The federal government has resources and time on its side, and they typically don’t move in until they’ve got very strong cases. Your…

Accused of Insurance Fraud?

By Lee Koch | October 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Accused of Insurance Fraud?

Recently 18 former NBA players were charged in a $4 million insurance fraud scheme involving fraudulent medical claims. Clearly even individuals with every advantage are tempted to commit insurance fraud. Experts assert that insurance fraud is responsible for the theft of about $80 billion every year. Some of this is medical insurance fraud, some is…

How to Resolve a Federal Criminal Case Before Charges Are Filed

By Lee Koch | October 4, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Resolve a Federal Criminal Case Before Charges Are Filed

If you know you are under investigation by the federal government then the very best move you can make is to retain a federal criminal defense attorney. This changes the process quite a bit and gives you your best and only shot of resolving the case before formal charges are filed. While this isn’t possible…

Are You Guilty of Loan Fraud?

By Lee Koch | September 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Are You Guilty of Loan Fraud?

Loans and credit are an every day part of American life. Most of us fill out loan applications and take out lines of credit without giving a lot of thought to the legal implications of doing so. Yet when you take out a loan you are engaging in a legal process, and there are certain…

Is Doxing a Crime?

By Lee Koch | September 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Is Doxing a Crime?

Doxing is a cybercrime that occurs when you take real world information about a person and circulate it online without permission. It doesn’t matter how you got the information: it’s doxing if the victim trusted you enough to give it to you, it’s doxing if you hacked their machine, and it’s doxing if you just…

What to Do If Your Firearms Are Stolen

By Lee Koch | August 15, 2021 | Comments Off on What to Do If Your Firearms Are Stolen

You do the best you can to secure firearms when you buy them, but sometimes the unavoidable happens and firearms get stolen. If a firearm gets stolen there’s a good chance someone is going to eventually use it to commit a crime. That means the crime can be traced back to you unless you take…