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New Corporate Fraud Lawsuits Filed in October

By The Baez Law Firm |

Corporate fraud is not just limited to such issues as identity theft, insurance fraud, and securities fraud. Today, companies are also being accused of promoting deception in general when it comes to their investors. Below, we describe two recent lawsuits filed in connection with corporate fraud allegations to demonstrate how they can involve damages… Read More »

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Equifax Security Breach Demonstrates Corporate Fraud & Negligent Security

By The Baez Law Firm |

Negligent security doesn’t just apply to building owners who fail to keep their premises safe. The recent report released by the House Oversight Committee demonstrates that a consumer data breach—like that of Equifax—can constitute a significant crime of corporate fraud and negligent security as well. According to the report, the breach was “entirely preventable,”… Read More »

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Florida Pharmacy Owner Sentenced To 13 Years in Prison & Ordered to Pay $4.3 Million Fine in Association with Health Care Fraud

By The Baez Law Firm |

On March 30th, the owner of Orlando-based Fertility Pharmacy (Larry Howard) was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay $4.3 million in restitution, as well as surrender two properties, in association with an allegedly fraudulent healthcare kickback scheme. According to federal prosecutors, Howard funneled patients to doctors that he had pre-selected,… Read More »

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Modern Rationalizations of Corporate Fraud & Litigating

By The Baez Law Firm |

Corporate fraud is an active part of civil litigation these days, especially as of late, where news headlines continue to highlight intentional misrepresentation and fraud by corporations, who sometimes do harm to people through these misrepresentations. A new paper titled “The Trouble with Corporate Compliance Programs” identifies eight rationalizations most frequently associated with corporate… Read More »

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Two Recent Cases Highlight Important Role Intent Plays In Fraud & Conspiracy Charges

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Two cases during the first week of August highlight just how difficult it can be when it comes to convicting individuals for fraud within white collar crimes: As the New York Times covered in “A Lie Might Not Always Be a Crime,” while the jury convicted Martin Shkreli for defrauding investors, for example, the… Read More »

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Business Opportunity Fraud in Florida

By The Baez Law Firm |

In the United States, there is heavy state and federal regulation on the selling of fake jobs or other revenue promising opportunities. Perpetuating false claims of this nature is known as business opportunity fraud. Typically, business opportunity fraud involves marketing false occupations or grants in an attempt to generate profit from an unwitting individual…. Read More »

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Prominent Florida Eye Doctor Faces 610 Years in Prison for Alleged Medicare Fraud

By The Baez Law Firm |

Medicare fraud has become a huge problem in the U.S. in the past decade, with a reported ___ cases. Just recently, on March 9, the long-awaited trial began for prominent West Palm Beach eye doctor, Salomon Melgen. According to sources, Melgen stole millions of dollars from the Medicare system between the years 2008 and… Read More »

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What Constitutes As Fraud Under Florida Law?

By The Baez Law Firm |

Fraud is the purposeful falsification of information, the perversion of the truth, or the false representation of a matter of fact. In essence, fraud is lying, but on a grand scale. Under Florida law, an individual commits fraud when they conceal information that should not have been concealed, when they purposefully lie, or when… Read More »

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Your Defense to Credit Card Fraud Charges in Miami

By The Baez Law Firm |

More and more people pay with plastic these days than they do with cash, and as credit card usage increases, so does credit card fraud. According to a report from Barclay’s, most credit card fraud occurs in the United States, accounting for 47 percent of the world’s card fraud. In 2014, approximately 31.8 million… Read More »

Defending Yourself Against the Claims of Orlando Insurance Fraud

By The Baez Law Firm |

Insurance fraud occurs when an individual – or sometimes a group of people, as in the case of the $1 billion Medicaid scheme uncovered earlier this year – deliberately deceive an insurance company to receive money to which they are not actually entitled. Insurance fraud is illegal in all 50 states, and depending on… Read More »

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