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PPP Loan Fraud Investigations

PPP Loan Fraud Investigations If you or your business are under investigation for, or have been charged with, alleged fraud involving the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), you need the skilled, experienced PPP Loan Fraud defense attorneys of Burnham and Gorokhov, PLLC, representing you as soon as possible. What Is the PPP? In late March

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D.C. Circuit Limits Avenues for Compassionate Release

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, decided United States v. Curtis Jenkins, limiting the available rationale for compassionate release under the First Step Act (FSA). The court found that compassionate release was not available where substantial changes in the law radically reduced the sentence a defendant would face if he had

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Statement Responding to Press Inquiries Regarding James Gordon Meek

Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents. If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of Mr. Meek’s long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing. Press inquiries on this issue are troubling for a different reason: they appear to be based on statements from

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Statement in Response to October 3, 2022 Filing by January 6 Committee in Eastman v. Thompson, et al.

The purpose of what lawyers refer to as a “privilege log” is specifically to identify claims of privilege while avoiding disclosing the substance of client materials to the prying eyes of those who, like the January 6 committee, seek to undermine the attorney-client relationship.  Judge Carter found Dr. Eastman’s privilege logs perfectly adequate to dismiss a majority of the January

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Some Practical Tips on Federal Inspector General (OIG) Investigations

In a prior post, we laid out some basics about investigations conducted by federal offices of inspectors general (OIG).  It focused on the purpose and authority of OIG’s as set forth in federal law.  Here, we’ll give you a few practical tips we’ve picked up over the years you won’t find in the U.S. Code.  We’ll tell you some important

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