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Defrauding the State. What is Welfare Fraud?

Most experienced Baltimore criminal defense lawyers, have, at one time or another, handled a case or two where is was alleged their client engaged in some type of welfare or Medicaid fraud. It likely comes as no surprise that it is illegal to misappropriate state sponsored medical care, or to offer a bride or kickback in connection with state sponsored medical services. The penalties for Medicare fraud involving more than $500 can be significant – five years in jail, and a sizeable fine.