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Conspiracy

A conspiracy is defined as an agreement between two or more persons to commit an illegal act, with at least one conspirator attempting to commit an overt act that would further the object of conspiracy. The use of the conspiracy charge is much more common in federal court, as a lesser participant in a fraud scheme can be held criminally liable if there is less direct evidence of his/her involvement.Read More »Conspiracy

Copyright Infringement Trademark Simulation

The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code) sets forth copyright infringement, which is reproducing or distributing material that has been copyrighted without permission or the legal authority of the owner of the copyrighted material. Illegal downloading or uploading of software, music or movies, or a significant part of a copyright without authority to do so establishes an infringement.

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Prescription Fraud

“Prescription Fraud” as it is commonly known, is obtaining controlled substances (illegal drugs) in a fraudulent manner by the use of a doctor’s prescription. Prescription fraud cases can be prosecuted in state or federal court depending on the complexity of the underlying activities, yet most of these cases are prosecuted in state court as a charge of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or a similar charge.Read More »Prescription Fraud

Securities Fraud

“Securities fraud” and other criminal offenses involving securities are prosecuted in federal court as felony offenses, and these offenses are based upon allegations of fraud, sales of securities without a license, and omitting pertinent material in the sale of securities, or insider trading.

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