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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…

Is it a Crime to Fake Your Own Death?

By Lee Koch | August 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Is it a Crime to Fake Your Own Death?

Nick Parsons in Double Jeopardy. Nick Fury in The Winter Soldier. Sherlock Holmes in the Game of Shadows. Faking one’s death is a staple of popular fiction.  Most of us aren’t ever going to be involved in showdowns with master criminals. Most of us won’t try to frame our lives for our murder. But plenty…

What Pain Management Doctors Need to Know About Federal Drug Law

By Lee Koch | July 15, 2021 | Comments Off on What Pain Management Doctors Need to Know About Federal Drug Law

“Local pain management doctor going to prison for 70 months for conspiring to distribute controlled substances and health care fraud.“ In October of 2020 Dr. Eugene Gosy of Clarence, NY went to prison for 70 months for the way that he chose to prescribe opioids to his patients. The DEA outlined that he prescribed more…

Immigrants and Marijuana: Here’s What You Need to Know

By Lee Koch | July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Immigrants and Marijuana: Here’s What You Need to Know

There’s a lot of confusion about marijuana. Laws are changing fast, both in many US states and around the world. Our office handles both immigration issues and federal drug crime defense, so we run into this issue on a regular basis. Here’s what you need to know. Immigration is a federal legal matter, which means…

What is a Target Letter?

By Lee Koch | June 13, 2021 | Comments Off on What is a Target Letter?

Federal Law Enforcement officers send target letters to inform people that they are the subject of a federal investigation. It is often supplied to witnesses who have been subpoena’d before a Grand Jury.  If you have received one of these letters you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately, even if you haven’t yet been charged…

What Should You Do If You Receive a Letter About Payday Loan Fraud?

By Lee Koch | June 2, 2021 | Comments Off on What Should You Do If You Receive a Letter About Payday Loan Fraud?

12 million Americans use payday loans every year. There are scammers who are well aware of that fact. Here’s how the scam works. They send a letter or call you up. They tell you that you took out a payday loan years and years ago. They also say that you closed the checking account that…