Fraud (Healthcare, Bank, Tax, Mail/Wire)

The attorneys at Kauffman Kilberg LLC have extensive experience in cases involving fraud allegations, including Healthcare Fraud, Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud, and Mail and Wire Fraud.

Healthcare fraud has been a major focus at the state and federal levels for several years. These claims typically involve allegations against medical professionals relating to Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, billing fraud, kickbacks and gratuities, bribes, conflicts of interest and sham intermediary entities.

The bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, concerns fraud against financial institutions and may encompass a number of charges such as loan fraud, money laundering, falsifying loan or financials documents, misrepresenting the value of assets and any number of fraud based financial crimes involving a federally insured bank.

Tax fraud offenses include filing false or fictitious tax returns, failing to report income, and are often accompanied by other fraud-related charges, such as mail or wire fraud, bank fraud and other offenses. Federal and state authorities can target taxpayers as well as preparers and others who assist in the preparation of tax returns.

The mail and wire fraud statutes, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 1343, make it illegal to use the mail and any interstate telephone or electronic communication to further any scheme to defraud. Essentially, then, a single phone call, email, text, letter or package sent as part of any fraud scheme can provide the basis for the federal government to charge an entire scheme as criminal mail or wire fraud.