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Serious Criminal Charges, Serious Legal Defense

White collar crimes are nonviolent, financially-driven offenses that people commit for personal gain or to get ahead in business. Charges for crimes of this nature are among the most severe out there. These offenses are often investigated and prosecuted at the federal level, translating to staggering penalties for those convicted. 

Not to fear, though – Attorney Matt Macklin is highly skilled and experienced in creating powerful legal defenses for those accused of white collar crimes in Seattle.

Alleged Violations Of The False Claims Act

The False Claims Act is a federal law that aims to prevent fraud within government health care programs. Those found guilty of violating this law must pay back the government’s losses times three and an additional penalty of more than $10,000. 

If you’ve been accused of violating this law, gaining legal representation as soon as possible is crucial to a successful defense. Attorney Macklin is experienced in these cases and can help shield you from the penalties.

Accusations Of Kickbacks In Health Care

The Anti-Kickback Statute is a federal law prohibiting health care providers from using financial incentives to gain new patients and from generating business related to government health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Those guilty of violating this law could pay $25,000 in fines, receive a 5-year prison sentence, and be barred from doing business with Medicare and Medicaid patients. 

Attorney Macklin has successfully defended Seattle health care providers accused of wrongdoing under this law, helping them retain their careers, livelihoods and reputations. 

What Does Fraud Look Like?

Fraud takes many different forms, including:

  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Embezzlement
  • Health care fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud

There’s a common thread among all these things: deception for personal or financial gain. You need specialized legal representation to defend you effectively if you’ve been accused of fraud. Attorney Macklin knows how to create an effective legal strategy to avoid penalties.

Let Us Create A Powerful Defense For You

If you’re facing charges for serious white collar crimes, serious legal representation can help lessen the penalties or avoid them altogether. Don’t delay, get legal help as soon as possible. To get started, call Stratagem Law Group, PLLC, at 888-472-1801 or send us a message to schedule a consultation.