Kickbacks are bribes that result from
collusive agreements, wherein government or business officials accept something
of value in return for steering business toward a second party. It is a crime to
be on either end of a kickback scheme – to either issue or accept the illegal
Federal rules against kickbacks deal primarily with federal undertakings, such as public works projects that get their financing from the U.S. government. In addition to prohibiting government contractors and subcontractors from issuing or accepting kickbacks, the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 makes it illegal for employers to force employees to kick back part of his or her compensation. Violators may face a $5,000 fine, five years in prison, or both.
Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 874, focuses on public works employees. It applies to any work that is financed using loans or grants from the U.S. government. Title 12, Section 2607, explicitly prohibits kickbacks and unearned fees in connection with any federally-related mortgage loan.
Because public money is spent at every level of government, investigation and oversight of kickback crimes is equally pervasive. Agencies on the lookout for such crimes include federal agencies such as the DOD’s Procurement Fraud Unit and the Office of the Inspector General, as well as state attorneys general and insurance commissioners.
If you are charged with a kickback crime, you need an attorney with the knowledge to manage complex internal investigations, identify potential liabilities, and develop compliance programs to mitigate your exposure. For the most positive outcome, take action before government action is ever initiated, with the help of an experienced advocate at Joffe Law.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
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Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine