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Therapists Arrested In New York For Billing Fraud Demonstrate Severity of These Charges

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On October 4, eight therapists were arrested in New York on federal billing fraud charges for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from developmentally disabled children by billing for services that were never provided between 2012 and 2018. According to reports from federal prosecutors, the fraud included forcing the names of parents or… Read More »


New York Agrees To Pay $75 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Illegal Summonses Lacking Probable Cause

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On January 23rd, New York City’s Law Department agreed to pay $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the city’s Police Department of issuing close to one million criminal summons which were without any legal justification over the course of eight years (thus far). Specifically, a federal judge found that “probable cause… Read More »

New Publication Highlights Why the War on Drugs Needs Serious Reform

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A new book released by a social scientist and professor of Criminology at the University of California at Irvine—Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court—exposes just how many prosecutors have used federal drugs laws to wage a warfare against minorities—and highlights just how badly the U.S. needs to implement serious… Read More »

Understanding Criminal Sexual Assault Charges in New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Sexual assault is a very serious crime that carries some strict penalties upon being found guilty. It is important to understand where the line is drawn between sexual abuse and the four degrees of aggravated sexual abuse, as defined by New York State law, so that you understand when one type of behavior turns… Read More »

Illegal Search and Seizure: New Supreme Court Decision Changes the Rules

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In May of this year, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that fundamentally changed your right to privacy under the Fourth Amendment. Imagine that a police officer stops you without cause and then, without your knowledge or permission, the officer runs your name through the database and ultimately finds a warrant that… Read More »

Sexting: What Happens When Minors Use Cell Phones to Send Sexually Explicit Videos of Other Minors

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Last year, two teens were arrested in Long Island, NY after a 14-year-old boy had a sexual encounter with an underage girl while another boy filmed the incident on his cell phone. The teens dispersed the video to other students and were subsequently arrested and charged with felonies. Of course, the facts of this… Read More »

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