Author Archives: Barry M. Wax

Home
/
Articles by: Barry M. Wax

White Collar vs. Blue vs. Green: Understanding the Colors of Crime

For as black and white as the law claims to be, they sure make crime sound colorful. Perhaps you have heard the terms “blue collar crime” or “white collar crime” before and weren’t sure exactly what they meant. It turns out that there is a…

Read More

Introduction to Aggravated Identity Theft (18 USC Sec. 1028A)

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes today, and it has been for a number of years. Victims of identity theft can suffer significant losses of money, not to mention damage to their credit rating and having to spend countless hours trying to restore…

Read More

Why the Dark Web is Used for Criminal Activities

You won’t find it on Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. It’s called the “dark web” and it has become a mainstay in the criminal underworld. There is an entire subculture that uses the dark web for illegal drug sales, money laundering with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and…

Read More

Center Stage – Marketing as a Criminal Defense Attorney with Attorney Barry Wax

Check out our episode with Center Stage! I was interviewed by John Hinson and we had a great conversation.

Read More

Everything You Should Know About Ponzi Schemes in Florida

After Bernie Madoff and his historic, highly publicized Ponzi scheme collapsed during the Great Recession of 2008, one would think that the prevalence of such schemes would decrease. There is nothing to indicate that that is the case, however, and those knowledgeable about Ponzi schemes…

Read More

Telemedicine and Telehealth Charges Keep Piling Up

It seems as if the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies are announcing historic telehealth fraud busts every other week. As soon as one bust breaks the previous money record, the next record-setting apprehension is just around the…

Read More

Feds Continue to Unmask Pain Management Clinics

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been aware for years of the ease at which pill mills can masquerade as “pain management clinics.” This trend does not discount the legitimacy of the vast majority of pain management clinics, but it shows the willingness of federal…

Read More

Investigations of Clinical Research Fraud Heating Up

The FDA, along with the DOJ’s Consumer Protection Branch, mentioned clinical research fraud as an area of heightened concern in late 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic only made the concern more urgent for federal investigators. As of March 2021, more than 3,000 clinical research trials related…

Read More

Money Laundering in the Age of Cryptocurrency

As financial transactions have become more complex, so have money laundering strategies and tactics. State and federal investigators have become quite proficient at flagging certain problematic financial transactions, and the mantra of “follow the money” has always been the lynchpin of fraud investigations. The rise…

Read More

Copyright © 2024 Barry M Wax PLLC. All rights reserved.

Digital Marketing By rize-logo