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PPE Fraud Defense Lawyers in New Jersey 

Experienced Defense Lawyers in New Jersey Defending Clients Charged with COVID-19 Fraud in Essex County, Union County, Morris County, Middlesex County, Bergen County, Somerset County, and Throughout NJ 

The demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) surged during the global pandemic. Healthcare facilities, businesses, and individuals alike scrambled to get their hands on face masks, respirator masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment for safety and precaution. While the demand for these items has since decreased, there is still a market for PPEs that, unfortunately, some chose to take advantage of by engaging in fraudulent PPE schemes. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s June 9th, 2020 Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the FBI and the Department of Justice are now pursuing companies and individuals exploiting the pandemic. If you have been accused of fraud in connection with COVID-19 personal protective equipment, you’ll need the assistance of our experienced PPE fraud defense lawyers in New Jersey to defend your business and your rights. 

How Can An Experienced Fraud Defense Lawyer From Zegas Law Help If You’re Under Investigation for PPE Fraud?

The seriousness of the pandemic and the widespread PPE procurement fraud that resulted have caused the FBI and the DOJ to pursue the companies suspected of PPE fraud with vigor. Unfortunately, not all companies being pursued in the sweep are guilty. Some companies are being targeted simply because they are medical equipment suppliers, while others have carried out actions unintentionally that have been mistaken for fraud. Whatever the case may be for your company, you’ll need the best defense you can get to protect your business from the attacks of federal prosecutors. 

The attorneys at Zegas Law are experienced in defending companies and individuals accused of fraud. We will work to uncover the truth and fight to protect you and your rights. We are committed to ensuring each and every one of our clients receives strong legal representation. You can rely on our skills and experience to work for the best outcome in your case. 

Contact us today to consult with our experienced and skilled PPE fraud defense lawyers in New Jersey. We’d be glad to discuss your case with you and provide you with objective insight on the best legal approach to take. 

What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fraud? 

PPE fraud is a broad term that covers a wide range of misconduct. However, it usually involves selling counterfeit products or making misleading or false statements about how effective a product is. It may also involve securing PPE contracts with government agencies by making false statements. According to the FBI, during the recent pandemic, the most common forms of PPE fraud involved treatment and testing scams. 

Some common examples of personal protective equipment fraud include: 

  • Inflating the prices of PPE well above the normal market price 
  • Making an offer to sell a medical device or other PPE while never intending to deliver the item
  • Delivering products of a lesser or different quality than advertised 
  • Promising to supply products or equipment that you do not have in order to capitalize on fear
  • Falsely advertising that you have products that can treat, prevent or diagnose COVID-19 or COVID-related symptoms. 
  • Delivering products that do not function or provide protection as advertised. 

It is important for companies in the healthcare industry to exercise great caution when it comes to their supply chain. Simply dealing with the wrong vendor or broker could make you a suspect in a PPE fraud case. This could have serious consequences for your business and may jeopardize your individual freedom. 

Contact Zegas Law to Consult with Our Experienced PPE Fraud Defense Lawyers in New Jersey Today

Are you under investigation for PPE fraud? You’re not alone. The government is coming down hard on companies alleged to have committed PPE procurement fraud. You can expect federal prosecutors to pursue each and every case vigorously in the hope of sending a strong message to other companies. Your choice of a defense lawyer is therefore vital for the success of your case. 

Contact Zegas Law to consult with our experienced PPE fraud defense lawyers in New Jersey. Our attorneys will carry out a thorough review of your case and the evidence available. We will investigate your legal matter and build an effective defense strategy. We’ll fight to protect your business and your rights. 

Frequently Asked Questions about PPE Fraud in New Jersey

What should I do if I receive a subpoena in connection to a federal investigation for PPE fraud?

PPE fraud is a serious crime. If you are under investigation for PPE fraud, you may end up facing severe criminal and civil penalties, including imprisonment. It is therefore important to take the right steps to improve the outcome of your case. 

If you are under federal investigation for PPE fraud, you will receive a subpoena. This will outline the PPE fraud and other misconduct that you are under suspicion of. It is important to contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. The experienced PPE fraud defense lawyers in New Jersey at Zegas Law have handled white-collar criminal cases throughout the state. We will investigate your case and devise the most effective strategy for your defense.

What can I do to help my PPE fraud case?

If you have been accused of PPE fraud, it is important to contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. This will give your attorney adequate time to investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong defense on your behalf. Your attorney will also take action to protect you.

It is also important to begin gathering any and all documents related to the case. You should do this immediately after hiring a defense attorney. Hand these documents over to your defense attorney. Do not attempt to destroy any evidence. All these documents, even those you believe will harm your case, are important pieces of evidence. Destroying evidence will have a negative impact on your case.

Stay up to date with the progress of your case and the government investigation. Always defer to your defense attorney for advice. Never act on your own, as you may do something that will jeopardize your case. Contact Zegas Law to consult with experienced PPE fraud defense lawyers in New Jersey today for more information.

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