New York City fraud attorney Russ Kofman (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/are-you-being-investigated-for-welfare-fraud-in-nyc/) of Lebedin Kofman LLP has unveiled an informative article titled “Are You Being Investigated For Welfare Fraud In NYC?” The article serves as a crucial guide for individuals navigating the complexities of welfare fraud investigations.
Kofman, a distinguished New York City fraud attorney, explains how welfare fraud carries serious legal repercussions. He states, “Welfare fraud involves unlawfully obtaining public assistance benefits through fraudulent actions, such as providing false information on benefit applications, withholding information about other benefits received, or failing to report income.”
In the article, the New York City fraud attorney also breaks down the intricacies of welfare fraud charges, detailing how they are classified and the potential consequences of each. Kofman further provides insight into the workings of the Human Resources Administration (HRA), explaining how investigations can be initiated and the different types of evidence collected.
“The HRA may receive a tip from a concerned citizen, or they may conduct an audit of a benefits recipient’s records. The HRA may also investigate a benefits recipient if they are suspected of receiving benefits that they are not entitled to,” says Kofman.
The article further explores the different types of benefit frauds HRA investigates, including welfare fraud, Medicaid fraud, daycare voucher fraud, snap benefits/ food stamp fraud, and NYSCHA Fraud.
Kofman explains the importance of seeking immediate legal counsel if an individual receives an HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigations Interview Letter. He also advises against speaking to an HRA fraud investigator without an attorney present.
“If you have been arrested and charged for welfare fraud, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible,” advises Kofman. “An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand the charges against you and build a strong defense.”
The attorney also addressed the possible outcomes of such investigations. Kofman stated, “In many instances, our team have successfully guided clients through such investigations with no criminal charges being brought against them and gotten them extended, interest-free repayment plans on the alleged balance owed.”
Finally, as a call to action, Kofman encourages those facing welfare fraud investigations to seek legal help. The article emphasizes that individuals do not have to navigate these legal complexities alone and that the team at Lebedin Kofman LLP can help protect their rights and achieve the best possible outcome for their situation.
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