Federal Crimes
& Conspiracies

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  • White Collar Crimes

    "White-Collar Crime” is a term that generally describes a criminal act that is financial in nature, and encompasses a range of possible charges.  For example, the term white-collar crime includes public corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, stock fraud, insider trading, money laundering, and other types of offenses. Indictments alleging white collar crimes are most often filed in Federal court but can, on occasion, also be the basis of a State prosecution.  

    The statutes criminalizing financial crimes are often gray and involve a very nuanced legal analysis.  If you or your company have been indicted, or are the subject of an investigation by the FBI, HHS, SEC, or any federal agency, it is imperative that you immediately seek competent legal counsel from a criminal lawyer that has experience in federal court, and who understands the complexities and statutes that pertain to federal fraud and white collar crime.

  • Health Care Fraud

    Health Care Fraud refers to any type of fraud committed in, or related to, the health care industry.  Allegations of Health Care Fraud can be lodged against doctors, nurses, medical providers, marketers, pharmaceutical sales reps, medical billers, laboratories and lab techs, patients, and anybody else who the federal government claims has intentionally deceived the health care system to receive unlawful benefits or payments.  Health Care Fraud charges are usually brought as a Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, or under the False Claims Act or Anti-Kickback Statute.

    Health Care Fraud investigations can take many forms, and often begin as a demand for document production.  These demands for production by the government are most often made as a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) by the Department of Justice, or as a subpoena issued either by a federal grand jury or directly by a federal agency, such as the FBI, DoD, or HHS.

    Chris Knox and The Knox firm have guided multiple health care professional through the anxiety inducing investigation stage, including drafting answers and responses to Civil Investigative Demands and grand jury subpoenas.  Likewise, The Knox Firm has successfully represented multiple doctors, marketers, and health care related entities post-indictment and at trial.

  • Wire Fraud & Mail Fraud

    Wire Fraud is a type of fraud that requires the use of some form of telecommunications or the internet to consummate or complete the fraudulent objective. This type of crime can make use of any and all forms of electronic media including telephone or fax machine, email or social media, or SMS and text messaging. Regardless of the type of electronic mode used to complete the transaction, to be guilty of wire fraud, one must have the specific intent to defraud another.  Wire fraud charges can often swing on the most nuanced analysis and challenging the allegations requires both a thorough understanding of the law, and precise attention to detail.

    Mail Fraud, like Wire Fraud, requires the intent to execute a scheme to defraud (or to perform specified fraudulent acts), and use of the mail for the purpose of executing, or attempting to execute, the fraudulent scheme (or specified fraudulent acts).  If you are the subject of a federal indictment or an investigation by federal agents, you should immediately seek competent representation from an experienced federal criminal lawyer.  

  • Stock Manipulation

    Stock Manipulation, oftentimes called Securities Fraud, is a crime directly related to deceptive or improper practices in the stock or commodities markets. Chris Knox and The Knox Firm team have extensive experience representing clients charged with Stock Manipulation, "Pump and Dump" schemes, Securities Fraud, and Insider Trading, and work to understand the nuances of the client's business and financial dealings to provide an aggressive, detail-oriented, strategy-driven defense.

  • Drug Offenses

    The Knox Law Firm has ample experience defending clients across the entire gamut of drug offenses. From large scale cases in Federal court, such as Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Illegal Narcotics like Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Fentanyl, and Marijuana, to smaller level Possession of a Controlled Substancin State Court.  Drug cases are first and foremost about the guilt-innocence of the accused. However, because of the complexities of sentencing in both Federal court and State court, drug cases often require passionate, detail-oriented representation to ensure that all defendants are treated fairly under federal law and state law.