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Who Can the Feds Charge with Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud in the United States can take a variety of different forms. However, all types of Medicare fraud have the same objective – specifically, using illegitimate means to unlawfully collect money from the federal Medicare program. Medicare fraud occurs when an unentitled claimant seeks reimbursement from Medicare. Medical providers,…
John Barnes
July 1, 2019
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Can a White Collar Crime Conviction Affect Your Career?

White collar crimes – or crimes which are often committed by professionals, politicians, or others in positions of trust – have the potential to result in serious consequences upon conviction. In addition to facing legal consequences imposed by a judge, such as probation, fines, and incarceration, the accused could also…
John Barnes
June 24, 2019
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Federal Sentencing Guidelines

A Criminal Defense Lawyer in Knoxville Ready to Protect Your Rights The federal government has its own guidelines that judges use when determining how much jail time to give someone. These guidelines are incredibly complicated, and novice lawyers often struggle to understand how much time in jail their clients are…
John Barnes
April 29, 2019
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Understanding Healthcare Fraud

The already complicated American healthcare system becomes more complicated each year. From federal billing regulations to private insurance contracts, most healthcare providers must pay professionals to navigate this system. Sometimes, criminal organizations routinely utilize patient information to overbill insurance companies or bill for procedures never performed. This is traditional healthcare…
John Barnes
April 15, 2019
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Embezzlement FAQs

Theft is one of the oldest recorded crimes in history. For generations, property has been the measure of value, wealth, and favor in society. As such, theft has been criminalized since criminal law was established. The crime of embezzlement covers a type of theft not otherwise actionable under the traditional…
John Barnes
April 10, 2019
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Defenses to White Collar Crimes in Tennessee

The term “white collar crimes” may make you think that only professionals and government officials can commit them. While federal agencies often focus on public corruption and widespread financial fraud, literally anyone can be accused of committing a “white collar” crime. White collar crime actually refers to a category of…
John Barnes
April 5, 2019