Facing charges for health care fraud? Let Frank Schwartz, P.A. take a look at your case and develop a strong defense strategy for you. We are deeply invested in each of our clients, and Attorney Frank Schwartz will work directly with you on your case every step of the way. With over 23 years of experienced defending clients in state and federal court, as well as former prosecution work, our firm is well-equipped to fight tenaciously for your defense in the face of federal health care fraud charges.
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Federal Health care Fraud Laws
According to 18 U.S.C. § 1347, it is illegal for anyone to knowingly and willfully execute, or attempt to execute, a scheme or artifice to:
- defraud any health care benefit program; or
- obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program.
Note that to bring forward a charge for health care fraud, the prosecution must prove the following 3 elements:
- the defendant executed a scheme to defraud any health care benefit program or attempted to do so;
- the fraud was in connection with the delivery or payment of health care benefits or services;
- the defendant acted knowingly and willfully.
Committing the above could result in up to 10 years in prison as well as a fine. If the violation results in serious bodily injury, they could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine. In the case of death, the offender could face up to life in prison.
In certain cases, health care fraud might be prosecuted under the False Claims Act, which penalizes any individual who knowingly submits or causes another to submit a false claim to the government or knowingly makes a false record or statement to get a false claim paid by the government.
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The consequences for health care fraud are serious. If you have been charged with health care fraud in Miami, contact Frank Schwartz, P.A. immediately for legal advice on your next steps. As such an offense is fraud against the federal government, you could be facing decades in jail for defrauding a benefit program. Our firm has handled more than a hundred federal trials before and can confidently guide you through the legal process. We will help you craft a strong defense against your federal charges and do our best to help you out of your legal mess.
Contact Frank Schwartz, P.A. online or at (305) 707-7770 for a free consultation to learn more about your defense options.
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