Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

April 2011 Archives

Baton Rouge personal care attendant arrested for Medicaid fraud

A significant number of Medicaid fraud allegations begin when statistical studies of billing procedures trigger an audit. Unfortunately, this can have devastating consequences for health care providers who have done nothing unlawful. Innocent billing errors or an unusual pattern of bills can result in criminal investigations which often reveal that someone has made a common billing mistake but has not intended to commit health care fraud.

Baton Rouge man charged with DWI, homicide in bicyclist's death

A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man was recently charged in connection with a drunk driving accident involving a bicyclist. According to the authorities, the man was traveling west on Belleview Road in Plaquemine when he struck a bicycle rider who was attempting to cross the five-lane road. The bicyclist, who was in the turn lane at the intersection of Belleview Road and Ory Street when the collision took place, suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

Convicted Baton Rouge killer appeals death sentence

When someone who has been accused of committing a serious crime is found guilty, it can feel as though the world has been turned upside down. However, sometimes the court's decision is not final. Maybe the defendant's lawyers were not competent. Perhaps new evidence became known after the conviction. When something like this happens, it is possible for a defendant to file an appeal.

Baton Rouge police officer accused of theft, painkiller addiction

In today's world, we are bombarded with prescription drugs. It is difficult to turn on the television and not see a commercial for the latest and greatest drug that will miraculously improve the lives of patients. Because prescription drugs are flooding the market and are commonly prescribed by doctors, legitimate use of these highly addictive medications can quickly turn into drug abuse.

Baton Rouge businessman admits bribery, fraud, conspiracy

Business owners go to great lengths to make their companies succeed. Trimming unnecessary expenses, nurturing relationships with clients and maximizing profits are second nature to them. However, when an owner sees something as a fair cost of doing business and someone else sees it differently, the matter can turn into a white collar crime charge.

Three Baton Rouge high school students charged with sex crimes

A sex crime allegation is serious. When it involves a minor, the stakes are even higher. Because the authorities aggressively investigate and pursue sex crime accusations, it is important for anyone charged with this type of offense to present a strong defense.

Suspected Louisiana drunk driver may face charges in fatal crash

A drunk driving charge is serious. When connected to another crime such as vehicular homicide, negligent homicide, hit and run or another other serious motor vehicle offense, the stakes are even higher. Therefore, it is critical that someone charged with any type of drunk driving crime present a solid defense.

CarQuest worker charged in Baton Rouge double murder, robbery

Last week, two men were shot and killed at a CarQuest auto parts store on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. The bodies of the victims were found in a back room of the store by one of the victim's wives. Evidence suggests that they may have been robbed, as some cash was reportedly missing from the building.

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