A look At Digital Assets And NFT-Related Fraud Cases

Betty Q. Hixson

The heavily publicized announcement by New York federal prosecutors of the first-ever charges for insider trading in digital assets — non-fungible tokens, or “NFTs” in particular — is a significant but somewhat confusing development for the crypto community and beyond. There is nothing novel about applying well-established law to the abuse of […]

DOJ Charged 21 Individuals for COVID-19 Healthcare Fraud

Betty Q. Hixson

On April 20, 2022, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a nationwide coordinated law enforcement action focused on COVID-19-related healthcare fraud. In total, DOJ brought criminal charges against 21 individuals, including physicians and healthcare executives, in connection with alleged fraud schemes resulting in almost $150 million in improper government […]

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 […]