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What Constitutes Fraud in State and Federal Courts?

Fraud cases can be prosecuted in either state or federal courts with the differentiation usually being made by the type of fraud and if the activity had impacts across state or international boundaries. State level fraud charges in North Carolina are usually prosecuted at the felony level, ranging from Class I up to Class C,…

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North Carolina Financial Card Fraud and Financial Card Theft

Today, less and less people use cash or checks for financial transactions and more use credit cards, debit cards, and even gift cards. With this increase of using cards, it also means that crimes related to the use of financial cards is also increasing. North Carolina has specific laws addressing fraud and theft of financial…

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Medicaid Fraud on the Rise

Medicaid fraud is on the rise, as are efforts by both state and federal officials to combat fraud. Medicaid is a federal program administered by the states. Each state has authority – within certain federal mandates – on how to provide and then enforce the regulatory and billing provisions within the state with regard to…

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Medicaid Fraud: How Does Someone Get “Caught”

Medicaid is a mostly State-run program. The Federal Government provides the money, and some guidelines. The states themselves handle the day-to-day operations of Medicaid programs.
Medicare is a Federally administered program. The basic scheme is that private providers offer medical services to the poor (Medicaid) or the elderly (Medicare), bill the government (state or […]

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A Brief Overview of Kinds of Medicaid Fraud

Medicaid Fraud is a complex area of the law involving either restitution, civil penalties, and possible criminal penalties.
The problem is that what the government sometimes counts as fraud, is merely aggressive, and perfectly legal, billing on the parts of providers.
Whether you’re in the category of a company/person accused of outright fraud – where you billed […]

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Prosecutions coming in Medicaid Fraud cases

Governor Bev Perdue has announced that the State of North Carolina will begin more vigorous prosecutions of those accused of Medicaid fraud. Obviously budget conditions in the state and the nation is pushing the governor to look for money everywhere and anywhere, including from those who bill the State for state administered Medicaid expenses. […]

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