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What Is Marriage Fraud Under U.S. Immigration Law?

September 25, 2017

Marriage is supposed to be the union of two loving hearts wishing to share each other’s happy moments and sorrows for the rest of their lives. However, not all people walk down the aisle for this purpose. In the United States aliens who marry citizens obtain a green card, which makes it very alluring to many seeking the U.S. permanent resident status to avoid the immigration laws by tying the knot with an American. This is a crime, which is severely prosecuted in the United States. In this article, immigration fraud attorneys at NYC firm Joseph Potashnik and Associates provide extensive information on marriage fraud, its types, examples and consequences. Read on to learn what a person should do if he or she is investigated or prosecuted for a sham marriage.

Medicaid Fraud Investigation Process and Medicaid Fraud Penalties

September 18, 2017

A lot of NYC residents receive health care through the Medicaid program. By its nature, it is a complex mechanism that is hard to ensure and track compliance with, which results in billions of dollars wasted. To minimize this sum and recover at least some of it into the local and federal treasuries, the government sends its investigators to look into alleged Medicaid fraud. In this article, our lawyers explain how such investigations are carried out and what are their consequences.

What To Do If You Are Wrongfully Accused Of A Crime

August 28, 2017

Situations when a person is wrongfully convicted of a crime are not as rare as some of you might think. And instances when defendants get a harsher punishment than they truly deserve are even more common. In order not to end up in such a situation and protect one’s rights, one should follow certain guidelines. In this article, criminal defense lawyers at New York firm Joseph Potashnik and Associates explain what a person should do to prove their innocence and minimize negative consequences of a criminal investigation and prosecution.

What Is Embezzlement?

August 21, 2017

According to statistics, an average U.S. company loses around 7% of its revenue annually to employee theft. Moreover, a third of all bankruptcies in the country are caused by embezzlement. Obviously, in order to stay afloat, businesses are striving to eliminate theft in the workplace. In this article, criminal attorneys at NYC firm Joseph Potashnik and Associates delve into the topic and explain the types of this crime, what punishment it carries and how to protect oneself from the consequences of embezzlement.

Federal Crimes And Their Consequences

July 25, 2017

Having a crime on one’s record can have far-reaching negative consequences for the private life and career of the convicted person. And this is especially true for people indicted for federal crimes, as they are frequently harsher and therefore are punished more severely. Check out this article written by federal criminal defense attorneys at Joseph Potashnik and Associates to learn about the peculiarities of this type of offenses, how they differ from state ones, what consequences and penalties they may result in, and what a person should do if investigated or charged with a federal-level offense.

Guidelines on How to Find a New York Attorney

July 17, 2017

Finding the right lawyer may seem like a no-brainer to some of you, but actually it is not so easy as a lot is at stake. That is why in this article attorneys with Joseph Potashnik and Associates provide you with advice on how to find a lawyer in New York.

Online Tax Fraud: How To Avoid It

June 27, 2017

Nowadays, with the help of the Internet, it has become easier than ever to watch an HD-quality movie, book a ticket, order a meal, or say, file your tax returns. But despite the many pleasures the Internet provides, it turns out that not so many people know exactly how to use this technology safely, especially when it comes to protecting one’s identity. Read this article to learn how to avoid online tax fraud. Criminal tax lawyers from a premier New York law firm Joseph Potashnik and Associates explain how identity thieves can make use of your personal data to commit fraud over the Internet, how to file returns safely and what to do if you are charged with cyber tax fraud.

What Is Insurance Fraud?

June 19, 2017

According to the FBI, insurance fraud costs U.S. citizens over $40 billion in increased premiums every year, and this amount does not account for medical insurance. The sum is huge, and taking this into consideration, the federal and state law enforcement authorities take action in order to combat related crimes. Let’s dive into the topic. Our insurance fraud attorneys will explain what common types of fraud are and why people commit it, what consequences it might have and what penalties an accusee might face if found guilty of the crime.

Financial Fraud: What Is It and What Are Its Implications?

May 22, 2017

It is in human nature to always seek ways to earn more and live better. However, it is not rare that people try to get rich at the expense of others by means of committing financial fraud. It is quite a broad term that encompasses a lot of crimes. In the newest blog article, bank fraud attorneys from Joseph Potashnik and Associates explain what financial fraud is and what are its types, give tips on avoiding it and explain what to do in case you have become a victim of financial fraud.

What Is Tax Fraud?

May 15, 2017

In the endeavor to keep their earnings, individuals and companies resort to a number of ways to decrease their tax liabilities. Some of these are legal, some are not. It is tempting for many to cross the line, however, if uncovered, the crime will cost the person or business charged with it a lot. In the newest article, experienced criminal tax lawyers from a New York City based law firm Joseph Potashnik and Associates, PC speak on tax fraud and its types, explain how tax avoidance is different from evasion and tell about the possible penalties.

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