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  • Fraud Against the Government - Fraud Against the Government Law Resources - LawInfo
    by the perpetrator must be 1 million or more Fraud Against U S Defined This federal law states that anyone who knowingly conducts or tries to conduct a scheme or an ingenious device intending to defraud the United States to obtain money or property by false pretenses representations or promises is in violation of the law Government Programs Protected The statute can be applied on an array of government undertakings including Contracts and subcontracts Economic stimulus programs Federal Assistance programs Government purchase of troubled assets Grants Guarantees Loans Insurance Recovery and rescue programs Share this information Search LawInfo s Fraud Against the Government Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Fraud Against the Government Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Criminal Law Federal Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Antitrust Medicare Fraud Obstruction of Justice Fraud Against the Government Videos Violent Felony Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal Library Law Videos Consumer Blog Forums For Attorneys Legal Marketing LawInfo About Us Jobs Partners Contact Us Authors Español Legal Copyright Notice

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  • Harboring - Harboring Law Resources - LawInfo
    prisoner in avoiding detection and apprehension In proving that the accused harbored or concealed the fugitive the courts have ruled that this section of the United States Code does not prohibit all forms of aid For example a person who provides money or financial assistance to a fugitive becomes an accessory after the fact which is not as serious an offense as harboring or concealing The legal term to harbor means providing lodging or to care for the person in hiding The term conceal means to hide or keep from view to prevent discovery Federal law does not require someone to know the whereabouts of the fugitive but does require that no assistance was provided to aid the fugitive s flight Some states will not prosecute family members who harbor fugitive relatives unless the fugitive committed a crime against children Other states will prosecute but will reduce the family member s punishment Harboring Defenses Defenses to harboring are duress meaning a person was threatened to harbor the fugitive and that the person who provided the safe haven did not know the fugitive was running from the law Anyone including family members harboring a terrorist under federal law may be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in federal prison and a large fine also may be imposed Terrorists are considered those who commit offenses related to aircraft chemical weapons arson and bombing Those convicted of other harboring offenses also face considerable punishment Concealing a person from arrest is punishable by one year incarceration Concealing an escaped prisoner imposes a maximum prison term of three years Those who harbor or conceal any person knowing or has reasonable grounds to believe has committed a crime or is about to commit an offense may be imprisoned for a maximum of 10 years fined

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  • Health Care Fraud - Health Care Fraud Law Resources - LawInfo
    a lack of care in filling out forms properly In other cases however the health care company is intentionally deceived Another form of health care fraud can occur when a person misstates facts about an injury so that it will be covered by a health care provider In all cases of health care fraud the key element is whether there was an intent to deceive the health care company The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law The laws in your state and or city may deviate significantly from those described here If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney or find qualified local Health Care Fraud Attorneys on LawInfo Or click to find Health Care Fraud Attorneys in a specific location Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share this information Search LawInfo s Health Care Fraud Resources Additional Health Care Fraud Articles What Is Health Care Fraud Still have questions Contact experienced Health Care Fraud Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Criminal Law Federal Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Antitrust Medicare Fraud Obstruction of Justice Health Care Fraud Videos Violent Felony Violent Felony What Is Health Care Fraud Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal Library

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  • Hobbs Act - Hobbs Act Law Resources - LawInfo
    and conspiracy if committing those crimes obstructs delays or affects commerce prosecutors may also apply the Hobbs Act in addition to the statutes which substantially increases the penalties involved To secure a conviction the prosecution must prove the court has jurisdiction and the elements of the crime including robbery extortion and conspiracy Jurisdiction Defined Federal prosecutors have used the Commerce Clause of the U S Constitution which gives Congress the power to regulate commerce among the states and with foreign nations to satisfy the jurisdictional element of the Hobbs Act Jurisdiction gives the court the authority to hear cases involving persons or geographical locations where a crime took place Robbery Defined Robbery is The unlawful taking of personal property from a person Against that person s will By means of actual or threatened force violence or fear of injury Extortion Defined Extortion is Obtaining the property of another With that person s consent Induced by actual or threatened force violence fear or under the color of official right Color of official right is a legal term It means the wrongful use of proper authority For example this occurs if a public official threatens to do something or not do something to get someone else s property Conspiracy Defined Conspiracy occurs When two or more persons plan to engage in an unlawful or criminal act Penalties When the Hobbs Act is successfully applied in a case the convicted defendant faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine the amount of which may be determined by the court Penalties for the crimes involved are also imposed Share this information Search LawInfo s Hobbs Act Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Hobbs Act Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Criminal Law Federal Find an Attorney in Your Area

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  • Illegal Gambling Business - Illegal Gambling Business Law Resources - LawInfo
    all or part of the enterprise If convicted these operators may be sentenced to five years in federal prison and fined an amount determined by a judge Those who place bets at illegal gambling businesses are not included in the act and therefore cannot be prosecuted Nonprofit Gaming Enterprises Bingo games lottery and similar games of chance conducted by nonprofit organizations are exempt from the act Illegal Gambling Business Definition The illegal gambling business must Be in continuous operation for at least 30 days and Generate a gross revenue of 2 000 in any single day Gambling Games and Tools The act identifies several gaming methods These are Bookmaking Conducting lotteries Maintaining slot machines roulette wheels or dice tables Pools Numbers games and selling chances Warrants and Searches for Illegal Gambling Investigators can obtain arrest warrants conduct interceptions searches and seizures if the illegal gaming business has at least five people running it and operates for two or more successive days With those two aspects probable cause to conduct the searches is met and that the enterprise generated at least 2 000 in any single day is established Forfeiture of Illegal Gambling Earnings Any money generated and any property used to violate the act may be seized and forfeited to the federal government Share this information Search LawInfo s Illegal Gambling Business Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Illegal Gambling Business Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Criminal Law Federal Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e g Personal Injury Location Area Code OR City State Advanced Search Options Popular Searches Antitrust Medicare Fraud Obstruction of Justice Illegal Gambling Business Videos Online Gambling Online Gambling Violent Felony Advertisements Find An Attorney By Practice Area By Location By Name Resources Hot Legal Issues Legal Forms Legal Library

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  • Illegal Wearing of Uniforms - Illegal Wearing of Uniforms Law Resources - LawInfo
    a number of exceptions these include U S military retirees may wear the uniform of the service from which they retired and the insignia of the rank earned at the time of their retirement Persons honorably discharged from military service may wear their uniforms while traveling from the place they were discharged to their homes and may do so within three months of the discharge Persons who are not on active duty but who served honorably in time of war in any U S military branch may wear their uniforms bearing the highest rank held during the war Actors making war movies may wear the uniform of the service branch they portray Officers and residents of veterans homes that are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs may wear their uniforms as prescribed by the secretary of the military branch in which they served such as the Secretary of the Army Civilians attending a course of military instruction may wear the uniform of the service branch administering the course A citizen of a foreign country who graduates from a U S Air Force school may wear the appropriate aviation badges of the Air Force Boy Scout Uniforms U S law addresses members of the Boy Scouts of America Boy Scouts and members of any other organization may wear the prescribed uniform of the organization Illegal Wearing of Uniforms Penalties Under federal law whoever within the jurisdiction of the United States or in the Panama Canal Zone who wears a uniform without authorization may be sentenced to six months of imprisonment and fined the amount of which is determined by the court Share this information Search LawInfo s Illegal Wearing of Uniforms Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Illegal Wearing of Uniforms Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Criminal

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  • Impersonation - Impersonation Law Resources - LawInfo
    to obtain money documents or something of value An officer agent or an employee of the United States to arrest detain or search a person a building or the property of another person The holder of a stock annuity dividend pension wages or other debt that payable by the United States A diplomatic representative of a foreign government to obtain money paper documents or something of value A member or representative of the 4 H Club an organization established by the U S Department of Agriculture and land grant colleges A member or an agent of the American National the Red Cross to solicit collect or receive money or material Impersonation Penalties Impersonation offenses carry different penalties including fines determined by the court Claiming to be A U S citizen an officer agent or employee of the government is penalized by a maximum of three years imprisonment A U S creditor is punishable by a maximum of five years A diplomatic representative a foreign government carries a maximum 10 year prison term A 4 H Club member or representative will serve up to six months A Red Cross member or agent is penalized by a maximum of five years imprisonment Electronic Impersonation With the advent of the internet and social media new impersonation laws are on the forefront For example a new California law criminalizes impersonating someone through or on an Internet Website or by other electronic means to harm intimidate threaten or defraud Those convicted of this misdemeanor will serve a maximum of one year in prison and be fined of up to 1 000 Share this information Search LawInfo s Impersonation Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Impersonation Attorneys on LawInfo com or learn more about Criminal Law Federal Find an Attorney in Your Area Legal Issue e

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  • Interception of Communications - Interception of Communications Law Resources - LawInfo
    to disclose to any person the contents or anything learned from intercepting communications or knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained by interception Exceptions to Interception of Communications Law A number of exceptions are expressly included in interception of communications statutes The exceptions are for those who have access to communications in their normal course of business or who have a court s authority to lawfully intercept communications Exceptions include certain persons employed by Communication providers Enforcement Intelligence organizations Federal Communications Commission Also it is not illegal for an individual to give permission to a lawfully exempted person to intercept his or her communications Defenses In general an affirmative defense can be used An affirmative defense is introducing a new fact or set of facts to defeat a charge even if the facts supporting the charge are true For example in prosecuting someone for conspiracy the government cannot rely simply on a wiretap of the defendant even if the defendant did not speak The government must present independent evidence other than the intercepted conversation that a conspiracy existed The defense can attack the quality and credibility of the independent evidence The defense may also challenge the admissibility of the wiretap because a wiretap cannot be cross examined The defense may argue that is unconstitutional because a defendant has a Constitutional Right to confront his accusers Punishments A person convicted of interception of communications can be imprisoned for a maximum of five years and fined depending upon the circumstances an amount decided by the court In cases of national security violations which fall under different federal statutes prison sentences and fines are more severe Share this information Search LawInfo s Interception of Communications Resources Still have questions Contact experienced Interception of Communications Attorneys on LawInfo com or

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