News & Articles

Criminal defense attorney, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo shares news and articles pertaining to criminal and federal law.


Federal vs State

It can be confusing to understand the difference between a criminal offense charged at the state level and a criminal offense charged at the federal level. At the onset, federal courts have judges that have been selected by the President of the United States, and who...

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Facing Federal Criminal Charges

If you or someone you know is facing federal criminal charges, one of the first things you may be wondering is what kind of sentence could you face? Federal charges can be brought against a person for a wide range of different types of offenses, and the possible...

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PPP Loan Fraud

PPP Loan Fraud The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to vigorously prosecute those who it claims, fraudulently obtained loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Congress created PPP through the CARES Act in order  to provide Small Business Administration...

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Double Jeopardy

The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment and the Same State and Federal Crimes. Most people have a general understanding that the federal government and states can have their own laws. What many people may not be aware of, is that the federal government and...

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Credit Card Fraud

If you find yourself facing federal credit card fraud charges, it is extremely important to contact an experienced federal defense attorney as soon as possible to best be able to fight your case. Federal credit card fraud is also called access device fraud, and...

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Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud is a complicated and complex area of the law, which is why it’s important to contact an experienced federal health care fraud defense attorney if you or a loved one is facing those sorts of charges. Healthcare fraud encompasses a number of different...

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Federal Healthcare fraud

Federal healthcare crimes can involve doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and many others involved in healthcare fields.  Healthcare fraud in the eyes of the government is no different than most other types of fraud.  At its core, it involves...

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Child Pornography

Under federal law, child pornography is defined as possessing any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (someone under 18 years of age). Visual depictions can include photographs, videos, and digital or computer-generated images (but not...

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Bank fraud

Bank fraud is a federal crime that involves a scheme to defraud a financial institution (a federally insured bank) or an attempt to obtain money (and other items) by fraud.  Bank fraud is codified in 18 USC § 1344 which is the statute that sets forth the acts that...

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