By: F|G Marketing / Date: 20, October 2020

Kevin Vogel to Present at Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's October 29th Professional Conduct Seminar

It comes from the shadows to possess you into turning your own clients in to the police. The most secure safes open at its command. Friends, ignore it at your peril...it’s the physical-evidence rule! On October 29 at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (virtually), Kevin Vogel will be discussing the super scary implications of Comment 2 to Ohio R. Prof. Cond. 3.4 for lawyers who may come into possession of physical evidence of client crimes. Need more Ohio Attorney Conduct… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 30, September 2020

Department of Justice Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Health Care Fraud Take Down Involving Telehealth Fraud, Residential Treatment Fraud and Opioid Fraud

On September 30th, Brian C. Rabbit, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice announced the largest ever nationwide healthcare fraud takedown. As part of the takedown, the Department of Justice announced charges in 50 separate federal districts and the participation of over 40 different United States Attorney’s Offices, including offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Charges were brought against a wide variety of individuals, including 50 doctors, 20 healthcare executives, and more than… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 25, September 2020

Colin Callahan to Present at American Health Law Association's 2020 Virtual Fraud and Compliance Forum

Flannery | Georgalis partner Colin Callahan will speak on fraud enforcement trends involving electronic health records (EHR) at the American Health Law Association’s 2020 Virtual Fraud and Compliance Forum on September 30, 2020. Along with fellow presenters Christopher C. Sabis, Prof. Deborah Farringer, and Edward Crooke (DOJ), Colin will talk about the history of enforcement actions and relator activity involving EHR systems, examine new areas of fraud enforcement activity, and discuss relevant compliance considerations for EHR developers and users when… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, September 2020

Kevin Vogel's Ethics Column Featured in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's September Bar Journal

In associate attorney Kevin Vogel’s first ethics column for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, he examines ideals of professionalism adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court and encourages all lawyers to work intentionally to improve the quality of justice in their area. Re-examination of these ideals is especially important when there is widespread public criticism of justice systems, as there is today. You can find the column at https://bit.ly/SeptBarJ(column at page 26).”

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 10, August 2020

Flannery | Georgalis Adds Benjamin Reese to Cleveland Office

Flannery | Georgalis is excited to announce the addition of associate attorney Benjamin Reese to the Cleveland office. Before entering private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable James Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Ben spent the last two years as an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of a premier international law firm. While there, he assisted major… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 07, August 2020

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and Special Inspector General Announce Crackdown on COVID-19 Relief Fund Fraud

Companies and individuals that have received funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, and those that receive federal aid in conjunction with COVID-19 treatment, must be prepared for more scrutiny than ever before. In line with other efforts by government watchdogs nationwide, United States Attorney Justin Herdman (Northern District of Ohio) and Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Brian D. Miller announced a partnership to curb fraud, waste, and abuse related to the CARES… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 21, May 2020

States Increase Scrutiny of Assisted Living Facilities in Response to COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly everyone in one way or another, the virus has had its deadliest impact on nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Nearly one in every ten of these facilities nationwide has reported at least one case of the virus. In Pennsylvania, outbreaks in such facilities account for nearly seventy percent of the total number of COVID-related deaths in the Commonwealth. Similarly, in Ohio, almost half of all COVID-19 deaths trace back to long-term care… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 15, May 2020

Flannery Georgalis’ David Brown Secures Significant Sentence Reduction for Client

On April 29, 2020, the Asheville Citizen Times wrote an article covering Flannery | Georgalis’ David Brown’s successful efforts to secure a significant sentence reduction for an F|G client.In November, the client self-reported to FCI Butner Low to serve his 37-month incarceration term after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit honest services fraud.Following the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus in the federal prison system, Brown requested the client’s transfer to home confinement. The number of positive cases reported in… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 13, May 2020

Supreme Court Overturns “Bridgegate” Convictions

On May 5, 2020, the United States Supreme Court overturned the convictions in the infamous “Bridgegate” scandal. In a unanimous ruling, Justice Elena Kagan called the conduct an abuse of power, but short of fraud under federal law because the object of their conduct was not money or property. As retribution for the Fort Lee mayor’s refusal to endorse Christie’s gubernatorial re-election bid, staffers, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, blocked access to the George Washington Bridge from the town… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 04, May 2020

Flannery | Georgalis Client’s Release to Home Confinement Reinstated

On April 28th, Flannery | Georgalis successfully secured the reinstatement of the Bureau of Prisons immediate release to home confinement of a client only five months into an 18-month federal incarceration sentence. F | G submitted an emergency request to the Bureau of Prisons seeking the client’s immediate release due to the proliferation of COVID-19 cases through federal prisons across the country. Despite there being no positive COVID-19 cases at the client’s facility, the request was quickly evaluated and granted.… Read more