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What Statutes Can Federal Prosecutors Use to Bring PPP Loan Fraud Cases?

In this article, we discuss the statutes that federal prosecutors are most likely to use to charge individuals in cases related to fraud in connection with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.  This is not an exhaustive review of all potential statutes that might apply, but rather addresses the statutes most likely to be applied. The Federal CARES Act was enacted

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A Novel Criminal Offense for the Novel Coronavirus: Hoarding and Price Gouging Under the Defense Production Act

Hoarding or charging excessive prices for precious medical supplies during a public health emergency can earn you social opprobrium but did you know it could send you to prison as well? In our capitalist society, we don’t normally think of such things as charging inflated prices as criminal matters – your customers will punish you themselves by going to the competition.  However, when the merchandise

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FAQ – Obtaining Exculpatory Evidence From The Prosecution in Criminal Cases

What is exculpatory evidence? The United States Supreme Court has held that exculpatory evidence is any evidence that is favorable to the defendant on issues of guilt or punishment. Exculpatory evidence is also sometimes called “Bradyevidence” or “Bradymaterial,” a name that comes from the Court’s decision in Brady v. Maryland. Does the defendant have a right to exculpatory evidence from

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Target Letters – What to Do If You Receive One

This video discusses target letters in federal criminal investigations. Here we offer a basic overview of target letters: what they are, and what to do and not to do if you receive a target letter. Read more about Target Letters From Federal Law Enforcement.

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Should I Talk to Law Enforcement Agents?

This video discusses what you should do if a federal agent contacts you, if that means that you are in trouble, the risks of talking to federal agents, and whether an attorney can help. Learn more by reading The FBI Wants To Interview Me, What Should I do?: A Simple Question With a Complex Answer.

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