Grail Law Firm Client’s Felony Charges Diverted at PreTrial Stage


The Grail Law Firm represented an oral surgeon indicted in Erie, Pennsylvania, on 21 separate counts of health care fraud and making false/fraudulent statements in connection with a health care “benefit” program.  The Indictment alleged that overbilling for health care resulted in over $90,000 in fraudulent receipts. The case began in June, 2014, when federal agents executed a search warrant at the client’s offices.  Our Firm filed numerous substantive motions, including to dismiss the Indictment and to suppress all evidence seized during the execution of the search warrant.
Following a petition to the local United States Attorney’s Office, and follow up discussions there, the Justice Department consented to Pretrial Diversion, whereby the defendant was placed on probation for a twelve-month period and required to pay just over $21,500 in restitution.  Under Western District of Pennsylvania protocol, our Client was not required to admit to any of the conduct or counts alleged in the Indictment, or to suffer a criminal conviction as a result.

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Grail Law Firm in US News "Methadone Clinic Operator Gets Prison for Health Care Fraud"


The Grail Law Firm represented a criminal defendant facing 37 months’ prison for a half million dollar health care fraud in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The case began in October 2015 when federal agents executed a search warrant at the client’s health care facility.

At the sentencing, the Court granted our Firm’s defense motion to depart and vary from the recommended 30 - 37 months in prison, and sentenced the defendant to a year and a day. The Court recognized defense evidence supporting our downward departure/variance motion that the client had a proven track record of treating opioid addiction in Western Pennsylvania. The Firm presented live witness testimony and thirty-five letters to the Judge in support of the client before a full courtroom of the client’s supporters.

US News & World Report - Methadone Clinic Operator Gets Prison for Health Care Fraud