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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


What is Federal Program Fraud?

The use of misinformation, false pretenses, or deceit to gain funds from a government agency is known as federal program fraud. Due to the seriousness of the offense, federal program fraud is aggressively prosecuted by the government. A conviction of this federal crime carries harsh penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

If you have been accused of federal program fraud, make sure to speak to an experienced defense lawyer. Without legal help, you could be facing serious consequences that can make a significant impact on your life.

The Definition of Federal Program Fraud
With federal program fraud, individuals have received federal money from a government program by using deceptive means. Under normal circumstances, the individual would not have been entitled to these benefits.

The government must show that the defendant acted with an intent to defraud a federal program. Along with that, the federal prosecutor must prove that the defendant knew that their actions would defraud a specific government entity.

A federally funded program includes programs that offer a loan, grant, entitlement, or other types of funding to qualified applicants. In many cases, there are administrative processes that can detect signs of fraud. However, those safeguards often do not recognize all indications of deception or fraud.

Any federal program fraud is a significant loss to the government. As a result, this crime carries substantial civil and criminal liabilities against anyone responsible for the fraudulent actions.

Federal Program Fraud Legislation
Federal prosecutors can indict someone for embezzlement under 18 USC 666 for theft over $5,000 of federal program money under the control of the government entity. That government program must have received at least $10,000 in federal funds for the given year.

The legislation provides a means to enforce prosecution against anyone who embezzles, steals, or commits fraud against a government entity that receives federal funds. However, some federal statutes are used to prosecute an individual for making a false statement to a federal agency, engaging in a conspiracy to defraud the government, or committing mail and wire fraud.

These statutes make it a federal offense to steal federal funds from a designated program. Along with that, it is a federal crime to misuse any property under the government’s custody.

The United States government takes federal program fraud very seriously, and the federal government will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Several federal offices have the power to investigate federal program fraud, such as the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the Inspector General Offices of various programs.

Federal Program Fraud Examples
Federal program fraud can occur in several forms, including:

Grant and research fraud: This crime includes falsifying grant applications, submitting fabricated test results, and misappropriating grant funds.

Bid rigging: This accusation involves eliminating fair competition for a government contract bid to increase the price.

Defense contractor fraud: The crime can include overcharging the federal government for services and products. The contractor can also use inferior materials to save on costs to increase their profit margin.

Medicare fraud: This crime involves obtaining health care using forged Medicare documents or charging the program for non-existent patients.

Some federal program fraud cases do not fit into these categories. These crimes can include:

Misusing student loan funding
Forging a signature on a social security check
Claiming welfare benefits for non-existent children

All of these situations are considered a form of federal program fraud.

Federal Program Fraud Penalties
While every fraud case is different, these penalties can be severe. In many situations, the fines can range from a few hundred dollars to several million dollars. Incarceration is often less common. However, it is reserved for some of the most severe offenses. Finally, additional financial penalties may involve paying restitution to the federal government.

Need Advice for Your Federal Program Fraud Case?
Any allegation of federal program fraud often results in a loss of freedom and money. A federal defense attorney can help to eliminate or reduce these charges against an individual.

Federal program fraud charges are serious. Remember that the federal government actively prosecutes these crimes. An experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney can craft a diligent defense strategy to give you a favorable outcome for your case.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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