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While white collar crimes may not be as well-publicized as the violent crimes that often dominate the nightly news, they are equally serious in the eyes of the law. One of the most prevelant types of white collar crimes is healthcare fraud, much of which is criminalized under federal law. Healthcare fraud is rampant, and costs the United States some $80 billion a year, accordin ...
By Andres Barker, Lawyer. In a judgment issued last week, the British Columbia Court of Appeal reversed a trial judge’s decision that a senior level employee was unjustly dismissed after giving away free food vouchers to his daughter’s sports teams. The plaintiff was the manager of the Duke Point ferry terminal for approximately 4.5 years.
The Crack Down Begins The State of Missouri is teaming up with the IRS to crack down on fraudulent unemployment claims. In 2014, over 4,500 unemployment claims were filed, and more than $19.7 million in overpaid benefits were paid in 2013. The State of Missouri is actively seeking to recover the overpaid benefits with the help of the IRS through the Treasury Offset Program.
This article is provided by our firm, Quinn & Tyrrell, Long Island trusts and estates lawyers for informational purposes. If you have any questions contact our firm for a free conultation What is the purpose of a will? Planning is important. We spend a lifetime gathering valuables and assets, and it is important that you exercise your right to ensure that your valuables a ...
It is not often that a case of “written threats” presents itself in court, but it looks like a media case could lead to such charges being filed down the road. Earlier this week it was reported that Mia Khalifa, a 21-year old adult film actress, has been receiving death threats from individuals who are not pleased with her career choice.
How long does it take a felony to come off my record? by Adam Militello • January 9, 2015 In New York State, as of now, felony and misdemeanor convictions never come off your record. I posted about expungment back in November of 2013, and what I said then holds true today. When an employer runs a crimi ...
Shreveport woman charged in death of 6-year-old son A Bossier City woman has been charged in the death of her son who was killed in a fatal crash in September 2014. According to police, Quirtisha Allen, 25, of Shreveport, was taken into custody this morning on a negligent homicide charge. On September 20, 2014, 6-year old Serdario Thomas, Jr.
Armed robbery suspect arrested in Shreveport Jan 02, 2015 SHREVEPORT, LA. (KTBS) – Shreveport police have arrested a man accused of robbing a seafood store in west Shreveport on New Year’s Eve. The robbery was reported just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Farmers Seafood in the 8200 block of Jewella Avenue.
Shreveport Fire Department Employee Arrested Jan 08, 2015 A Shreveport Fire Department employee was arrested Thursday evening in the wake of an on-going investigation into alleged criminal misconduct. Skylo Johnson, 31, of Shreveport, now faces criminal charges following his arrest by Shreveport Police investigators.
When a person is convicted of a sex crime, they are assigned a sex-offender risk level. “1” is the lowest level of risk of re-offending, “2” indicates a moderate level of risk for re-offending, and “3” indicates a high level of probability that the person will re-offend, and that the person poses a risk to society as a result.
Child pornography isn’t a popular subject, and many defense attorneys won’t represent people charged with these types of crimes. The reality is that the production and possession of child pornography is illegal under both state and federal law, and it is fairly common to see headlines like this one “Greece man accused of having child pornography,” which appeared in today’s Demo ...
Deciding to file for bankruptcy is a big decision and should always be made with the assistance and advice of a qualified St. Louis bankruptcy attorney. However, deciding to file is only the first step of the sometimes complex bankruptcy process. If you are considering bankruptcy, you should always have the guidance of an experienced lawyer throughout the entire process.
On December 5, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Commil USA v. Cisco Systems to decide whether a defendant’s good-faith belief of patent invalidity is a defense to induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. §271(b). A ruling is due by the end of June and could prove significant for patent litigation involving intent or knowledge standards as a defense to liability.
Though airbags are intended to protect motorists in the event of a collision, some defects actually inflict additional injuries to accident victims. In recent months, many headlines have focused on a large number of potentially defective airbags manufactured by Japanese company Takata. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a statement  earlier thi ...
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