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Fraud

Sep. 10 2020

Dentist Admits False Claims on 1300+ Illinois Patients

Dentist Admits False Claims on 1300+ Illinois Patients
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Some people believe that insurance is easy money for medical professionals. They think that the insurance industry is easy to mislead; that those in the medical field can charge whatever they like for their services, and insurance will pay. This is just not true. That doesn’t stop some [...]
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Mar. 5 2020

Illinois Forgery Charges in the Digital Age

Illinois Forgery Charges in the Digital Age
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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It used to be that financial forgery was limited to physical signatures, checks, and drivers’ licenses. After all, those were about the only ways financial transactions occurred. Keeping an eye out for forgeries was usually as simple as checking for watermarks and testing large bills. [...]
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Jan. 9 2020

Eastern Illinois University Student to Face Computer Fraud Charges

Eastern Illinois University Student to Face Computer Fraud Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

For most of us, computers are part of daily life and, frankly, used for nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that people are increasingly using computers to commit crimes of all kinds, too. Sometimes, the alleged perpetrators [...]
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Oct. 11 2019

The 7 Types of Fraud Covered by Illinois Law

The 7 Types of Fraud Covered by Illinois Law
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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When you hear the term “fraud,” you likely imagine some image of deceit or theft - and generally, you would be correct. This is because the concept can be broadly defined as any act in which one person intentionally misrepresents an existing fact to another in order to either induce the [...]
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Apr. 19 2019

Why Stormy Daniels’ Ex-Lawyer Is Facing Federal Fraud Charges

Why Stormy Daniels' Ex-Lawyer Is Facing Federal Fraud Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Top-tier attorney Michael Avenatti first came onto the national spotlight when he represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump. In fact, at one time he was even considering challenging Trump in his re-election bid. Well, Avenatti has again [...]
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Jan. 17 2019

Illinois Embezzlement Charges: How to Fight Back

Illinois Embezzlement Charges: How to Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Even though embezzlement charges are not violent in nature, they are still considered a very serious crime in Illinois. Case-in-point? Embezzling only $501 from a business could lead to felony charges and years behind bars. Because of this, it is vital that anyone charged puts together the [...]
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Dec. 14 2018

Breaking Down Money Laundering Charges in Illinois

Breaking Down Money Laundering Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Are you facing money laundering charges in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know about the laws in our state, and what you can do to fight back and work to beat your charges. Laws on Money Laundering in Illinois Money laundering charges are not just for large crime rings or gangsters. The [...]
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Oct. 25 2018

What Makes Fraud a Federal Case in Illinois?

What Makes Fraud a Federal Case in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Fraud and other financial crimes are a type of theft that occurs when the defendant takes the money or property of another party, or uses them in an unauthorized manner, with the intent of gaining a benefit from it. Fraud differs from other types of theft in that the defendant typically commits [...]
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Aug. 1 2018

How a Chicago Lawyer Can Help Your Business Fight Fraud Charges

How a Chicago Lawyer Can Help Your Business Fight Fraud Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Corporate fraud is a serious offense that carries significant penalties regardless of whether it’s prosecuted at the state or federal level. However, fraud cases are not as clear-cut as they seem, meaning that many people and businesses are wrongly charged with fraud. Defenses for fraud [...]
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May. 8 2018

Can Liking Someone’s FB Post Connect You for Insider Trading Charges?

Can Liking Someone's FB Post Connect You for Insider Trading Charges?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is accusing three entities of insider trading. How were the entities linked together? Facebook “likes.” Yes, that’s right. Apparently, the wives of two company owners regularly “liked” one another’s photos on Facebook. SEBI [...]
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