Medical Fraud Defense

Aghedo Law Firm in Houston, Texas

Karla J. Aghedo

Whether you’re facing indictment for Medicare fraud or suspect you’re the subject of a healthcare fraud investigation, addressing the matter with utmost seriousness is crucial. Law enforcement officers meticulously investigate fraud cases, and when they decide to prosecute, they do so diligently and with thorough preparation.

The Aghedo Firm, based in Houston, Texas, is your dedicated legal ally, specializing in providing robust defense against Medicare and healthcare fraud charges. Led by Karla J. Aghedo, a seasoned attorney with a proven track record, our firm understands the complexities involved and is committed to safeguarding your rights.

Medical Fraud Crimes in Texas

Karla J. Aghedo represents clients facing charges or investigations related to various medical fraud crimes, including:
Insurance Fraud: Involves making false claims against insurance policies, ranging from one-time occurrences to organized criminal enterprises.
Credit Card Fraud: Involves fraudulent use of credit cards, a prevalent white-collar crime, especially with the rise of online shopping.
Bank Fraud: A form of theft from financial institutions, defrauding banks and often falling under federal jurisdiction.
Internet Fraud: Targets individuals online, convincing them to provide financial or personal information for the perpetrators’ financial gain.
Identity Theft: Unlawfully assuming another person’s identity for financial gain or causing harm to that individual.

Legal Penalties for Medical Fraud in Texas

If charged under relevant Texas statutes, potential penalties include:
First-degree felony:: Up to 30 years in state prison and $10,000 in fines for aggregate amounts exceeding $50,000.
Second-degree felony: Up to 15 years in state prison and $10,000 in fines for aggregate amounts between $20,000 and $49,999.
Third-degree felony:  Up to 5 years in state prison and $5,000 in fines for aggregate amounts less than $10,000. Besides criminal penalties, restitution may be required, and victims can pursue losses through civil court. It’s crucial to have a legal advocate familiar with all facets of medical fraud cases, like Karla J. Aghedo of Aghedo Law Firm in Houston.

Federal vs. State Cases in Medical Fraud

Healthcare fraud cases often involve both state and federal charges. While state law enforcement handles cases within the borders of a specific state, federal agencies intervene in cross-border or interstate cases.

Defenses for Medical Fraud Cases

Facing healthcare fraud charges doesn’t automatically mean prison time. The Aghedo Firm can build a solid defense, employing strategies such as:

Violation of Fourth Amendment Rights:

Challenging evidence obtained through rights violations.

Mitigating Circumstances:

Arguing the reasonable justification for actions by the defendant.


Establishing actions based on the undue pressure of express or implied consequences.

Without knowledge of your case specifics, effective defense building isn’t possible. Contact The Aghedo Firm in Houston, Texas, for a free, no-obligation consultation and swift action in developing a robust Medicare and healthcare fraud defense.

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