Warning: State Attorney General Investigations of COVID-19 Fraud on the Rise and All Industries are Exposed
Jun 4 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Michael Engle, shareholder and chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense, Compliance & Investigations practice group, and Ashley Shapiro, counsel in the White Collar Defense, Compliance & Investigations practice group, will present a webinar to the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on the topic of "Warning: State Attorney General Investigations of COVID-19 Fraud on the Rise and All Industries are Exposed "
Description: Deceptive business practices such as fraud, false claims, and price gouging have flowed since the novel coronavirus outbreak. In Pennsylvania, over, 3,300 price gouging claims have been investigated by the Attorney General’s Office by early April and some resulting in issuing of cease and desist letters. Nursing home and assisted living facilities will also likely face prosecutors’ attention and questions regarding compliance with standards of care and timely implementation of proper safety and hygiene protocols. Learn more about the Attorney General investigations, the statutes that are being used to impose civil penalties, restitution and injunctive relief and how to defend your client from civil issues and criminal penalties.