The Consequences of Vaccination Fraud

Since the recent vaccine rollout, many businesses have decided to require proof of vaccination to enter their establishments. These mostly include bars, restaurants, and other places where crowds may gather. As mandatory COVID-19 vaccines become more widespread, many employers are asking what they can do if workers refuse. Some employers are firing workers who won’t…

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Hammerschmidt Law Corporation will be closed on Monday, July 4th.  The 4th is the time to celebrate our nation’s freedom and to fellowship with family and friends.  Fireworks have been a part of 4th of July celebrations since the first celebration of Independence Day in 1777. Each year the tradition continues with a fantastic show…

The DOJ speaks out against health care clinics charging for vaccines

Is your clinic charging individuals for the vaccine? Since the rollout of the new COVID-19 vaccinations, acting U.S. Attorney Philip A. Talbert and others released statements warning individuals that they should not be asked to pay to receive the COVID vaccine. Clinics that require individuals to pay for their vaccine are doing so unlawfully. “Covid-19…

Raising Awareness of Second Chance Month

Raising Awareness of Second Chance Month Did you know that 1 in 7 individuals incarcerated in state and federal prisons are serving a life or virtual life sentence of 50 years or more? That’s 203,865 people. It is apparent that collateral consequences can be a criminal defendant’s most severe punishment, permanently relegating a person to…

DOJ Warns About Post-Vaccine Survey Scams

The DOJ announced a new breed of fraudster taking advantage of individuals who have received the recent COVID-19 vaccine. They do this by enticing individuals to complete a survey post-vaccine, which promises prizes or cash if submitted. In actuality, this scheme is designed to unlawfully gather personal information on these individuals with the purpose of…

Justice Department takes action against COVID-19 fraud

To date, the DOJ has publicly charged 474 defendants with criminal offenses based around fraud schemes connected to the current pandemic. These cases involved fraudulent transactions attempting to obtain over $569 million from the United States government and individual citizens. These cases were brought to 56 federal districts around the country and demonstrated a level…