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Can You Go To Jail For Cashing A Bad Check?

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that bad checks collectively cost us about $18.7 billion every year? You might think checks have become obsolete in the tech-savvy year of 2020, but that’s far from the case. Millions of checks still get cashed around the country all year, and some of them are inevitably fraudulent.  So, what happens if a check you cash bounces? You’re likely thinking - can I go...

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How Texas Law Defines Bribery

Posted on October 1, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

According to the World Economic Forum, developing countries spend over $1.26 trillion each year fighting bribery, theft, corruption and tax evasion. You might not know it, but these white-collar crimes are considered serious offenses in Texas. You could get hit with a second-degree felony if you’re convicted of bribery. So, what is bribery according to the law? How Texas law defines bribery makes the offense a crime...

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Blackmail and Extortion Crimes in Texas: What’s the Difference?

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Did you know that one of the most commonly committed online crime in 2019 was extortion?  Both blackmail and extortion are methods of getting innocent bystanders to act in a certain way. But, what exactly are blackmail and extortion crimes in Texas? What’s the difference between the two? More importantly, what happens if you get charged with extortion or blackmail? Learn everything you need to know below. Defining...

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Seven Common Types of Pharmaceutical Fraud

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative and fastest growing healthcare sectors in the world. With a value topping billions of dollars each year, it is little wonder that some people associated with it seek out ways to defraud insurers and patients alike. These seven crimes are among the most common types of pharmaceutical fraud committed today. Are you facing charges related to the healthcare...

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Healthcare Industry Top False Claims During 2018

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Healthcare fraud is an umbrella term that covers numerous crimes committed by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. These offenses cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Federal investigators from the attorney general’s office make it a priority to swiftly bring healthcare fraudsters to justice. Last year proved especially lucrative in recouping billions of dollars misspent because of fraudulent healthcare claims. Several companies paid out millions...

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