As of June 16, 2020, potentially forgivable loans of over $512 billion have been issued under the loan program known as the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) created under the CARES Act. These loans are intended to aid small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. Given this unprecedented level of federal aid, government investigators will be scrutinizing.
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In the middle of an already hectic workday, a government agent shows up and serves your company with a subpoena. Are you in trouble? It is not uncommon for the government to serve a company with a subpoena duces tecum for documents, often as part of a broader investigation which may have little to do.
A debtor, faced with a creditor’s lawsuit or judgment, will sometimes transfer property to a spouse, affiliated business or other third-party, and then claim “poverty” to avoid paying the debt. Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Transfer Act provides remedies for such defrauded creditors. Those remedies, however, don’t last forever. Wisconsin law bars a fraudulent transfer action that is.
The hallowed Fifth Amendment: “No person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” This privilege, which applies only to individuals, protects any statement that might even tend to incriminate. It extends not only to direct admissions of wrongdoing, but to any statement that “furnish[es] a link in the chain of.
A grand jury subpoena is an indispensable tool for government prosecutors to gather evidence in a criminal investigation. Prosecutors can use a grand jury subpoena to compel individuals to testify under oath before a federal grand jury, or to produce documents or both. Prosecutors can have a grand jury subpoena served on a company as.