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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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Meet Todd Spodek

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

What Is the Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force?

The Department of Justice Prescription Interdiction & Litigation Task Force or PIL is the entity that the federal government uses to fight the prescription opioid crisis. It calls for every criminal and law enforcement tool to be put toward fighting this epidemic. The main focus was meant to be on drug manufacturers and drug distributors, and the purpose was to significantly reduce the number of overdoses due to opioids.
The epidemic began because the pharmaceutical industry lied to physicians in the 1990s. According to the industry, opioid pain medications were not addictive, so physicians began to prescribe them at much greater rates. People began to misuse these medications, and it was clear that opioids were very addictive.
The Department of Justice has been engaged in this fight for several years, but the inauguration of the PIL helps by placing all of the government’s efforts for fighting the opioid crisis into one entity.
The federal government determined that it was time to act because in 2015 and 2016, American life expectancy decreased with 180 citizens dying of drug overdoses every single day. Drug overdoses are the number one cause of death amongst those under the age of 50. According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the U.S. couldn’t accept this reality, so his department decided to do everything that it could to reverse this trend.
How the PIL Works
The PIL aims its efforts at the opioid distribution system. It uses all criminal and civil remedies it can to arrest and try opioid manufacturers when they engage in wrongdoing. It also ensures that opioid manufacturers are honest in their marketing efforts and follow all of the rules put forth by the Food and Drug Administration or FDA. The federal government also assists local and state governments in their lawsuits against opioid manufacturers.
In addition to focusing on manufacturers, the Department of Justice turns its attention to the distributors of opioids. These targets include physicians, drug testing facilities and pain-management clinics that are involved in criminal activity.
The PIL has its eye on distributors and pharmacies so that it can ensure that both entities are obeying the DEA’s rules that seek to prevent unlawful opioid prescriptions. For example, the False Claims Act prohibits the false billing of the federal government, so the federal government uses this act to punish physicians, drug testing facilities and pain-management clinics that are engaged in prescribing opioids.
The Controlled Substances Act classifies drugs that the federal government regulates into “schedules.” Opioids are under “Schedule II” on the list of Controlled Substances. This means that opioids are likely to be abused, and they have the potential to cause the user to develop a severe physical or psychological dependence. The federal government uses this law to punish pharmacies and physicians when they break the law.
The PIL strengthens the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit to identify entities engaged in contributing to the opioid crisis. It also assists the Department of Health and Human Services in its efforts to identify and prosecute anyone involved with illegal opioid prescriptions.
In addition to that, Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised the PIL to create a group that would be in charge of the following:

  • Recommending changes in the laws.
  • Determining whether or not laws need to be changed in the way that entities distribute opioids.
  • Improve communication between agencies so that fraud and violations of the law can be detected easily.

Being Charged with an Opioid Crime
Being charged with opioid fraud, for example, may be very serious. It will depend on whether or not the charges are criminal or civil. If you can ensure that the investigation will remain a civil investigation, this will be much more advantageous to you. For example, you may be charged under the False Claims Act, and this would be a substantial charge. However, the penalties would not be as severe as they would be if you are charged criminally. A federal criminal charge may result in significant prison time.
If you have already been notified by the PIL Task Force, the next step that you need to take is to hire a defense attorney. It is very important that you do not wait until the federal government charges you with a crime. Your attorney will begin working on your case right away while the investigation is ongoing.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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