Criminal Law and Procedure

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Insurance Fraud is Not a Victimless Crime: Life Insurance Motive for Murder
Posted on 18 Jun 2014 by Barry Zalma

Life insurance is usually purchased to protect his or her spouse and children in the event of an untimely death. Sometimes life insurance is purchased for a malicious purpose. Insurers have paid benefits to a spouse after a murder only to find later that... Read More

Federal Prosecutors Charge NECC Employees with Second Degree Murder: A Shot Across the Bow to Healthcare Companies Navigating Uncertain Regulatory Environments
Posted on 25 Feb 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Federal prosecutors charged the head pharmacist and the president of New England Compounding Center (NECC), a now-bankrupt Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, with second-degree murder and racketeering in the U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts... Read More

Death Penalty for Murder for Insurance: Insurance Fraud Is NOT A Victimless Crime
Posted on 17 Mar 2014 by Barry Zalma

The plaintiffs’ bar, many members of the public, the courts, police and prosecutors believe that insurance fraud is a victimless crime since only an impersonal, rich and disliked corporation is harmed. The California Supreme Court, in a 51 page... Read More