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 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

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 01, May 2020

Federal Government to Audit Paycheck Protection Program Loans Exceeding $2 Million

On April 28th, the day after the second round of PPP loans began, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated that any business receiving more the $2 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans will be fully audited. Loans under $2 million will be spot checked. Secretary Mnuchin also stated, “Anybody that took the money that they shouldn’t have taken — one, it won’t be forgiven, and two, they may be subject to criminal liability, which is a big deal.”The CARES Act established… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 28, April 2020

Ohio Creates Commission to Decide Businesses Ability to Operate

Across Ohio the State’s 113 local health departments have been inundated with complaints about non-essential businesses operating in violation of Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home order. Cuyahoga, Summit and Portage County health departments alone have received hundreds of complaints, which have resulted in forced business closures. In Summit County, 37 non-essential businesses have been forced to close. In Cuyahoga County, the State forced the closure of a non-essential business for the first time just last week. Complaints are generally resolved… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 23, April 2020

FinCEN Issues Cautionary Notices to Financial Institutions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As the effects of COVID-19 expand beyond individual health and welfare, government agencies are advising individuals and entities to be alert for bad actors seeking to profit from the pandemic. The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN), a bureau of the Department of Treasury, is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote national security through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence and strategic use of financial authorities. Since the… Read more