Currently representing a health care group in connection with a governmental investigation into alleged Stark and anti-kickback law violations.
Represented a number of health care providers, physicians and physician groups in connection with investigations and prosecutions by the Ohio State Medical Board and the Ohio Attorney General's Medicaid fraud unit involving licensure, billing and discipline issues.
Represented a variety of health care providers in connection with Medicare and private payer audits and criminal investigations related to false claims, reimbursement and other billing issues.
Represented owner of numerous restaurants accused of skimming cash. Successfully negotiated favorable plea agreement resulting in no period of incarceration or home detention.
Represented owner of successful distribution business that was being investigated for paying extremely excessive compensation to minor children (as young as age 12). Despite a recommendation for prosecution by IRS's criminal division and a referral to the United States justice department and grand jury investigation, successfully avoided criminal prosecution. Also assisted client in receiving favorable settlement of related civil tax controversy.
Represented numerous vendors of scrap steel that were criminally investigated for tax evasion. Negotiated favorable plea agreements that resulted in either no incarceration or criminal prosecution.
Represented business executive indicted for filing false returns with alleged criminal understatement of income in excess of $1,000,000. Raised a reliance on accountant defense that resulted in the government dropping its largest tax count, permitting a settlement that afforded the client an opportunity for no period of incarceration under the sentencing guidelines.
Represented client being criminally investigated for failure to pay withholding taxes. Convinced criminal investigation officer that matter should be prosecuted civilly and not criminally.
Represented a variety of individuals and businesses in connection with interviews by various governmental criminal investigative agencies as well as dealing with subpoenas served by those agencies and grand juries.