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Brent Mayr Now Featured on TXFederalDefense.com

Brent Mayr is now being featured on TXFederalDefense.com, a directory of licensed attorneys who represent individuals under investigation for and charged with federal criminal offenses. The directory also features Paul Schiffer and Richard Esper. They, along with Brent Mayr, are federal criminal defense attorneys and considered to be among the best in Texas in that area. Combined, the three of them have over 80 years of legal experience and have obtained numerous acquittals and dismissals for their clients. Each one maintains their own separate practice and law firms but work in conjunction with one another to insure the very best representation to each individual client. Whether it is a federal drug conspiracy case in West Texas, a white collar investigation in Houston, or a Medicare fraud case in Dallas, Brent Mayr, Paul Schiffer, and Richard Esper have handled cases all over Texas and the United States and are available to handle all federal criminal cases anywhere and everywhere. Click here to learn more on TXFederalDefense.com...

Health Care Fraud Criminal Defense

Federal authorities recently announced that roughly 300 people in more than half the states have been charged in the largest crackdown to date on health care fraud.  Those arrested accounted for more than $900 million in false billings to Medicare and Medicaid.  Among those arrested were 60 licensed medical professionals, including 30 doctors.  The billings were for treatments or services deemed medically unnecessary — or for services that were never provided at all, including home care, medical equipment, and phony prescriptions. Offenses Charged in Health Care Fraud Schemes Individuals in these cases are typically charged with various health care fraud-related crimes. These include conspiracy to commit health care fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statutes, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.  The charges are based on a variety of alleged fraud schemes involving various medical treatments and services, including home health care, psychotherapy, physical and occupational therapy, durable medical equipment (DME) and prescription drugs.  In this specific case, more than 60 of the defendants arrested were charged with fraud related to the Medicare prescription drug benefit program known as Part D, the fastest-growing component of the Medicare program overall. Typical Schemes Allegedly Used Defendants in these cases are typically alleged to have participated in schemes to submit claims to Medicare and Medicaid for treatments that were medically unnecessary and often never provided.  In many cases, patient recruiters, Medicare beneficiaries and other co-conspirators are allegedly paid cash kickbacks in return for supplying beneficiary information to providers.  The providers will then, in turn, allegedly submit fraudulent bills to Medicare for services that are considered medically unnecessary or never performed. The Gov’t Has a Medicare...

Brent Mayr Convinces Grand Jury to Toss Out Vehicular Manslaughter Charges; Client Now Going After GM

It has been a long, traumatic road for Zachary Stevens and his family. With the help of Brent Mayr, however, not only is he on the road to freedom, he also stands to hold the real party responsible for his tragic story accountable. On November 15, 2011, around 4:30 in the afternoon, Zachary Stevens left his home in a neighborhood right off of FM 1485, a couple of miles east of US-59 in New Caney. Severe weather and rain showers had just moved through the area and the roadways were still very wet. Zach was traveling westbound on the two lane highway with a number of cars ahead of him following each other fairly close. All of a sudden, Zach recalled one of the vehicles applying their brakes. The rest of it was a blur to him. According to witnesses, he swerved onto the shoulder to avoid colliding with the slower vehicles, passing them on the shoulder. Once past the vehicles, Zach was able to maneuver his car back into the westbound lane of travel. The wet roads, however, proved to be too treacherous. The tires of his vehicle lost their traction and Zach’s car began to hydroplane. It would “yaw” from the westbound lane into the oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane. Traveling in the opposite direction in a Nissan Frontier pickup truck was Mariano Landaverde. He was not wearing his seat belt. He tried to take evasive action but was unable to avoid the nearly head-on collision. Although his vehicle was equipped with one, his airbag failed to deploy. Between that and his failure to wear a...

Does it help to have your prosecution experience with drug crime cases? | Houston Drug Crime Attorney

I Know Both Sides of the Law As a former prosecutor, I know the methods law enforcement will employ to gather evidence against individuals in a drug crime investigation. By having that knowledge, I can help individuals take steps to protect themselves. Even if you are eventually charged with a drug crime, I know what steps will be taken during the trial and therefore use that knowledge to my client’s advantage. An Experienced Drug Crime Attorney Can Help Protect You If you are charged with a drug crime, an experienced Houston drug crime attorney can help protect your rights. Attorney Brent Mayr’s experience as a former prosecutor allows him to know both sides of the law and therefore defend your case better. Call Brent Mayr today at 713-808-9613 for a free initial consultation.   Transcription Brent Mayr: As a former prosecutor, you know what law enforcement is typically going to be doing. You know the types of individuals they’re going to be working with. You’re going to know the methods that they employ to try to gather evidence, to get search warrants, things of that nature. By having that knowledge of how things work, I can help individuals take steps to protect themselves and even after the fact if a person has been caught, arrested and charged. I’m going to know that, “Hey, this is the way it’s supposed to be done because I’ve been in their shoes before and it wasn’t done in this case.” Therefore, I can use that to the client’s...

What are some common misconceptions people have about their vehicle accident? | Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Don’t Fall Into a False Sense of Security Just because you are not immediately arrested, does not mean you will not face any consequences after a vehicular crime. Law enforcement will gather evidence against you before making an arrest. Another misconception is that whatever you tell your insurance company about the accident will not be used against you. Law enforcement frequently uses statements made to an insurance company to prosecute the individual. Call An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney If you are involved in a vehicle accident, you need to be contact an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney who can help protect your rights. Attorney Brent Mayr will work tirelessly to represent your best interests in court. Call Brent Mayr today at 713-808-9613 for a free initial consultation.   Transcription Brent Mayr: A lot of times a person thinks, “Well, just because I’m not being led away in handcuffs that night, then I’m perfectly in the clear and don’t face any criminal consequences. I can just wait and see what happens.” That certainly can’t be the case. Law enforcement investigates these accidents like they investigate a murder. If they know that they need to gather evidence and take steps to build a case against an individual before they charge them, they’re going to do that even on something as simple a motor vehicle accident. Another misconception is that, “My insurance company is going to protect me. What I tell my insurance company is not going to be used against me.” Law enforcement is more and more often using what an individual says to their insurance company to prosecute them. That’s...

What is your approach to white collar crime cases? | Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Knowing the Case is Critical I’ve represented individuals charged with a variety of white collar crimes, ranging from conspiracy to fraud. It is critical to learn as much about the case as possible when representing someone who is charged with a white collar crime. Often, law enforcement investigates an individual and builds a case before making an arrest. This is why an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney is critical to your case. You need an attorney who will “get his hands dirty” combing through evidence to protect you. Hire an Attorney Who Will Fight for You Attorney Brent Mayr’s experience as a prosecutor means he knows what law enforcement will do to collect evidence in a white collar crime investigation. He can help protect your rights. Call Brent Mayr today at 713-808-9613 for a free initial consultation.   Transcription Brent Mayr: I have represented individuals charged with a variety of white-collar crimes, including conspiracy type offenses, wire fraud offenses and just general theft, mail fraud offenses. The biggest difficulty with those white-collar crime cases is really playing catch-up, trying to learn as much about, what is taking place in a shorter period of time is critical, when representing any sort of individual or company that is charged with a white-collar offense. The government again has been probably, usually has been looking at someone for a long time and you need someone that’s going to really be able to get their hands dirty going through lot of documents, talking with a lot of witnesses to find out as much as possible, so that I can properly represent the...