Small Business Administration (“SBA”) / Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) Fraud
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, United States Government released several relief packages aimed at helping individuals and businesses weather the shutdown. These were done primarily through the Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program. This was, in a time when funds were scarce, a large expense for the government.
Any large expense for the government will immediately translate to allocating a large amount of law enforcement resources to prosecute those whom the government believes commit fraud in the course of receiving money from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). These prosecutions and investigations extend to both loan agent fraud and borrower fraud. Some common ways of misusing SBA funds are if the individual applied using false information, used Government-backed loan proceeds in a way that is contrary to the manner in which funds are to be used, or otherwise engaging in misconduct with the funds contrary to the loan agreement.
If you need representation for an SBA fraud investigation or prosecution, call the Akers Firm for a free consultation at (713) 877-2500.
Any drug arrest or conviction on your record could result in monumental penalties –lost jobs, lost property, and years in jail. Some people believe that with recent pushes in different states to legalize different levels of narcotics, that Texas prosecutors have grown soft on drug crime. In reality, drug crimes are still some of the most aggressively prosecuted cases in the courthouse.
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Civil asset forfeiture, in our view, is one of the most corruptible areas in all of Texas and American law. The fact that the government has the legal ability to come to your house (or bank account), seize your property with no warrant, and then force you into a lawsuit so you have to fight to get it back is not what our founding fathers intended for this country. We’re here to fix that.