LOS ANGELES FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW BLOG

L.A. District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Division Charges Palmdale Mayor, Two Consultants

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in White Collar Crime on Monday , June 26, 2017.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced last week that Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants Kimberly Anne Shaw and Susan Burgess Miller and failing to disclose the income on economic statements.[1] Ledford was charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of conflict of interest, and three counts of perjury. Shaw and Miller both face one count of conspiracy and one count each of embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.

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Four Family Members, Two Doctors Charged with $22 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme Underscore Need for Industry-Wide Reform

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in Criminal Law on Saturday , June 10, 2017.

In May, four family members and two doctors were charged in connection to a medical insurance fraud billing scheme. Pamela and Philip Ganong, owners of several sober-living homes across Southern California, allegedly formed a temporary staffing agency called Compass Rose Staffing to act as the “front” for the scheme.

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Attorney General Sessions Issues Charging and Sentencing Guidelines to Federal Prosecutors

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in White Collar Crime on Monday , May 15, 2017.

On May 10th, Attorney General Sessions sent a follow-up memo to his March 8th opening memo to all federal prosecutors laying out the DOJ’s charging and sentencing policies.

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Nina Marino’s key takeaways from Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency National Institute Conference last week in New York

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in White Collar Crime on Wednesday , April 19, 2017.

The SEC is examining whether “tokens” are a security. The Howie test is utilized to make the determination. If tokens are in fact being offered as a security the offer or must take steps to comply with the SEC.

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