Have you been charged with healthcare fraud? If so, act fast to get a skilled attorney on your side. Depending on your circumstances a conviction for this offense could result in up to life in prison and substantial fines. As a federal offense, healthcare fraud is defined as engaging in a plan with the intent to defraud a healthcare benefit program.
Specifically, U.S. Code § 1347 states that a person engages in this prohibited conduct when they knowingly and willfully carry out a scheme:
The consequences can be long-lasting, and you could suffer the effects long after you have served your time. For instance, having a criminal record could ruin your reputation, make it difficult to get a job, present challenges when looking for housing, and disqualify you from government benefits.
The specific punishments you could face depend on the circumstances, but could include:
For instance, a healthcare practitioner may be accused of this offense if they:
A beneficiary may be charged under U.S. Code § 1347 if they engage in behavior that includes, but is not limited to:
Regardless of how complex your case may seem or how much evidence you believe the prosecutor has, our lawyer at Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law will be by your side, fighting to protect your rights and freedoms. When you're facing criminal charges, the prosecution must prove your guilt. With our over 40 years of legal experience, we know how to develop strong defense strategies to cast doubt on the accusations against you.
With the consequences of a healthcare fraud charge and conviction being so severe, it's crucial to have a Boston attorney on your side committed to standing up for you. At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, that is the type of service we provide. Our lawyer has extensive experience arguing cases in federal courts and has in-depth knowledge of the system. We will skillfully guide you through the legal process from start to finish.
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