U.S. Supreme Court Gives Sentencing Discretion Back to Judges
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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Sentencing Discretion Back to Judges

Prior to 2005, the sentencing range recommended by the United States Sentencing Guidelines was the range within which a judge had to sentence.  The U.S. Supreme Court gave that discretion back to judges to allow them to take unique circumstances in a defendant’s case into consideration.In United States v. Booker, the Court made the Sentencing Guidelines advisory instead of mandatory….

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What is the Medicare Strike Force?

In 2007, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services created the Medicare Fraud Strike Force to aggressively target and prosecute all types of Medicare fraud. Two years later, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)   created the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT). With HEAT’s…