Category : Fraud

Watch Out: Undercover Houston Police Are on Patrol

We’ve all seen the movies – Undercover Cop (hero) Takes Down Big, Bad Gangster (villain) and gets both the girl and the medal. But as with everything in life, the reality is a bit, well – less neatly packaged. Let’s take a look at the role of undercover police and… Read More

Felonies and Misdemeanors: How Are They Different?

Many people have heard the terms “felony” and “misdemeanor.” But what exactly do these terms mean? The difference between the two is an important part of the justice system. Felonies and Misdemeanors: What’s the Difference? In general, these terms are used to categorize types of crimes. Felonies are usually serious… Read More

Help! I’ve Been Accused of Tampering with Evidence!

The judicial system is very detailed, and it is structured so that the truth can be discovered. If you change or tamper with evidence in order to alter the outcome of a court case, you can be charged with a crime. The degree of punishment will depend on your actions… Read More

Largest Ever Tax Fraud Scheme in Western Texas

Sometimes you get caught up in a tough jam, and all you can do is make amends before moving on with the rest of your life. There’s always a human interest story behind the bold headlines, but we rarely get a glimpse of what’s really happening to the defendants and… Read More

Hospital Fraud: 11 Types of Medical Fraud You Don’t Want to Get Busted For

The medical profession has grown into a mammoth multi trillion dollar industry in the United States. Government funded medical insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid provide a rich source of medical fraud and abuse cases. Although the vast majority of health care providers are honest and forthright in their billing… Read More

The Ultimate Dilemma: Should You Turn Yourself in for Health Care Fraud?

When you think of the most frequently committed crimes, health care fraud may not immediately come to mind. Yet the nation spends almost three trillion dollars on health care every year. As it turns out, health care related crimes account for more than 80 billion dollars of that enormous expenditure.… Read More

Medical Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Medical Professionals with Fraud

A medical fraud task force with operations in six cities had a take down that convicted 90 medical professionals, including 27 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Eleven of those medical professionals were from Houston, including five Houston physicians. The charges are for their alleged participation of Medicare fraud schemes… Read More

Bernie Madoff: One of America’s Most Notorious Fraudsters

Sometimes it’s hard to understand how scam artist extraordinaire Bernie Madoff got away with losing so much investor money for so many years. Surely his elaborate Ponzi scheme required a degree of genius, but it’s hard to give Madoff any credit for designing and carrying out his evil plans. It’s… Read More

Busted for Mail Fraud: Will I Lose My Job?

A criminal conviction may prove to be one of those infamous double whammies. Sure, a criminal record can make it difficult to advance a professional career, but it can also cause you to lose your current job. Certain crimes, such as drinking and driving or mail fraud, can cause a public… Read More

10 Charged in Medicare, Medicaid Kickback Conspiracy Scheme

Ten people were charged in an alleged kickback scheme to exploit Medicare and Medicaid on Friday. The 13-count indictment alleges that the executives of Contiuum Healthcare LLC and eight others fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid $173 million for mental health services and directed $69.4 million in kickbacks to personal home… Read More

Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.