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What Exactly Is A ‘Cybercrime’?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on March 26, 2020

One hundred years ago, if someone wanted to steal money – they had to physically rob a bank, a house, an office, or some other property. If they wanted to stalk someone, they had to actually follow them. These days, our technology has evolved to the point that virtually everyone spends a portion of their day on the internet and benefitting from computer technology – for everything from communication to finances, and home security to national security. Unfortunately, crime has advanced just behind this rapidly advancing technology curve.



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How to Defend Against Copyright Violation Allegations

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on November 17, 2019

Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of the creator to his creative work, and as such, any owner of copyrighted work can take someone to court if he feels another party has stolen his work.

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The Anatomy of an Insider Trading Case

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on October 13, 2019

You don’t have to be the CEO of Enron, Michael Milken (the Junk Bond King), or Martha Stewart to be charged with insider trading. In fact, some people discover after the fact that they have engaged in this illegal activity without even knowing it. If you are investing, it is important to know what constitutes insider trading and how to avoid it, and in the worst-case scenario, how to defend against the charges.

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The ABCs of Fraud

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on August 12, 2019

When people hear the word “fraud,” their first thought may be of a businessman in a cheap suit showing up at the door to sell fake knives. While this would be one accurate depiction of a fraud crime, the reality is that fraud encompasses a wide range of different activities in many different areas. Not only can fraud occur in finances, healthcare, taxes, and virtually every other industry, but there are many ways the State can charge people with fraud.

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What Is Honest Services Fraud?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on July 7, 2019

Honest services fraud is defined in United States Code Title 18 Section 1346 – also known as the federal mail and wire fraud statute – as “a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services.” It is a federal crime, and it is broadly applied across the United States.

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Prescription Fraud: Doctors Under the Microscope

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on March 30, 2019

As the opioid crisis in America has escalated, with media reports about prescription drug use and abuse filling the headlines every week, doctors have come increasingly under fire. The actions of physicians and healthcare workers who can write prescriptions are under review more than ever before, and charges of prescription fraud have become increasingly common. While there have certainly been negligent, even malicious, medical practitioners who have contributed to this epidemic, there are also a lot of honest doctors caught in the blast zone of these investigations.

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It’s That Time of Year: Tax Season and Tax Fraud

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on February 28, 2019

Another year has gone by, and that means tax season is upon us. Many of us dread it, some look forward to it (to get those refunds), but everyone has to fill out a tax form. This year may be brighter for many of us, because of the new tax laws. But with opportunity also comes danger, as they say. We’re expecting to see a serious uptick in fraud charges this year due to the new laws.

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What Happens If You Are Accused of Bank Fraud?

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on February 18, 2019

Financial regulations are complicated. Even people in the financial industry have a hard time keeping track of them, especially since many states have their own laws that create an added burden on businesses. It’s no wonder many people run afoul of federal regulators without even realizing they’ve done anything wrong until it’s too late.

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Why White-Collar Defense Isn’t the Same as Criminal Defense

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on January 23, 2019

Are you under investigation for committing a white-collar crime? If so, you are probably frightened of what it might mean for your reputation. Even the suspicion of guilt can have ramifications on your career and permanently damage your life moving forward.

That’s why you shouldn’t wait to fight back. When it comes to white-collar crime, law enforcement is willing to spend months, if not years, compiling evidence and putting together a case that is seemingly beyond dispute. The sooner you hire your own legal team, the better your chances of reducing the charges against you or avoiding them altogether.

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The Ins and Outs of California Healthcare Fraud

By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on January 11, 2019

Since the beginning of Medicare, healthcare fraud has been a serious issue affecting the entire healthcare industry. This criminal activity can take many forms, and may hinder doctors and hospitals in providing affordable treatments to patients, especially those who are economically disadvantaged. Law enforcement takes allegations of healthcare fraud very seriously.

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