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June 2018 Archives

Assault and battery charges in Michigan

Heated altercations in public places frequently lead to assault allegations. An allegation of simple assault in Michigan can lead to your being charged with a crime, making it important that you take such an allegations seriously. You need to understand Michigan law regarding the matter.

Computer and internet crimes: Is cyberbullying a crime?

In Michigan, there are penalties for every crime. However, when it comes to computer and internet crimes, there seem to be some gray areas. Cyberbullying, is typically defined as harassing or intimidating behavior on the internet, including posting threatening messages in a public forum. It is something that gives rise to concern. News headlines have reported several cases of children who committed suicide after they were the victims of such bullying.

Michigan doctors charged with white collar crimes

The Department of Justice says it has charged over 150 doctors for opioid-related criminal activities since 2017. One of the most recent cases involving accusations of white collar crimes saw the DOJ handing down a federal indictment for an alleged $200 million fraud scheme that involved four Michigan doctors. Prosecutors say the scheme financed a luxurious lifestyle that included a mansion worth $7 million, exotic cars and designer watches.

When doctors are accused of upcoding or unbundling

Doctors can have a lot of paperwork to deal with in connection to the care of their patients. This includes billing paperwork, such as billing related to Medicaid. Being accused of acting fraudulently in connection to such billing can create serious problems for a doctor. There are many different kinds of Medicaid fraud doctors could be accused of. Today we will go over two such types: upcoding and unbundling. Both involve billing codes.

Will prosecutors always turn over exculpatory evidence?

Prosecutors and criminal investigators may push a suspect for answers by saying “help me help you.” While this may sound enticing and reassuring, the famous line from “Jerry Maguire” may be anything but helpful. After all, prosecutors seek evidence to help gain a conviction.

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