Criminal Charges Brought in COVID-Related Fraud

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions The Department of Justice and the US Attorney offices around the country are continuing to be in hot pursuit of cases of fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 20, 2022, the Department of Justice announced a new round of criminal charges against 21 defendants […]

DOJ Announces Charges Against PA Man for Immigration Fraud

Betty Q. Hixson

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced federal charges against a Pennsylvania man for his involvement in a scheme to defraud the U.S. government by submitting materially false U Visa applications for noncitizens. The charges underscore the severity of the penalties associated with immigration fraud.  Allegations of Criminal Activity According to a press […]

Labor Union Charges Phoenix Starbucks with Retaliation Against Workers

Betty Q. Hixson

Arizona Starbucks baristas claim that the publicly-traded Seattle coffee giant is trying to undermine unionization efforts by spying on workers and other union-busting tactics. Starbucks managers responsible for a bustling drive-thru location in North Phoenix are accused of employee surveillance and attempting to dissuade them against unionizing, federal labor records obtained […]