In today's political climate, Health Care is getting a lot of public scrutiny. Consequently, the federal government is stepping up its efforts to combat health care fraud. In addition to typical mail fraud, wire fraud, and false statement charges that can be brought in these cases, Congress has passed specific statutes criminalizing fraud in the health care sector. 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(a) makes it a crime for anyone to make false statements to the federal government for the purpose of obtaining, inflating, keeping, or qualifying for benefits under a federal health care program. Further, it is a crime to solicit, accept, or pay any bribe, kickback, or any remuneration in exchange for referring an individual to a health care provider for a service the payment of which is at least partially covered by a federal health program such as Medicare or Medicaid.
Given the serious nature of these offenses and the heightened scrutiny they are currently receiving, if you or someone you know is or could possibly be under investigation for these offenses, immediately contact an experienced Atlanta federal defense attorney. Most federal matters are time sensitive and require immediate action; an attorney can start working diligently on your case as soon as they are retained.
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Weintraub & Alper Legal. is experienced in defending federal criminal charges of Medicare or Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud, controlled substances, drug trafficking, drug charges, and DEA criminal offenses. In addition, they routinely help clients with charges of drug manufacturing, physician prescription abuse, and physician crimes. The firm offers an initial case review for individuals that may be under Federal Investigation or have been charged federally for healthcare fraud or healthcare provider related crimes.
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