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12-05-2016 - Legal Updates

In Texas, a juvenile criminal record can be sealed in two ways:  (1) automatically restricted to everyone except criminal justice agencies; and (2) permanently sealed and concealed from all.  The…

11-05-2016 - Legal Updates

In Texas, sexting crimes committed by minors and adults are treated differently, with different laws used to prosecute minors versus adults and differing penalties as well. Minor Sexting Texas’ law…

10-05-2016 - Legal Updates

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who received probation for killing four people while driving drunk, made the grave error of trying to help her son escape more trouble…

09-05-2016 - Legal Updates

Typically, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over federal offenses and state courts have exclusive jurisdiction over state offenses.   In some cases, certain crimes can qualify as both federal and state…

06-05-2016 - Legal Updates

  Texas passed a stand your ground law in 2007, which allows for the use of force “when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately…

05-05-2016 - Fraud

A Watertown, Massachusetts, man has been convicted of securities fraud after a federal jury in Boston found him guilty of profiting from an insider trading tip he received on a…

DOJ May Charge GM with Wire Fraud for Delaying Defective Ignition Switch Recall

June 26, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. Department of Justice is considering charging GM with criminal wire fraud in connection with the automaker’s delay in issuing a recall for faulty ignition switches that have been linked to more than 100 deaths. The WSJ report…

Texas HHSC Dropping Anti-Fraud Initiative Started by Former Deputy Inspector General

May 06, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

In 2012, Jack Stick, deputy inspector general of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, introduced a program to step up the agency’s anti-fraud investigations.  This program required HHSC investigators, who look into whether recipients of Medicaid, food stamps and other programs are overpaid, to produce…

Texas HHSC Dropping Anti-Fraud Initiative Started by Former Deputy Inspector General

April 17, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

In 2012, Jack Stick, deputy inspector general of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, introduced a program to step up the agency’s anti-fraud investigations. This program required HHSC investigators, who look into whether recipients of Medicaid, food stamps and other programs are overpaid, to produce…