The charge of Filing or Maintaining False Public Records is a felony in Louisiana punishable up to five years in prison. Carl Barkemeyer represents clients with these charges. Often times, the charges occur as a result of the defendant being involved in the Medicaid system. Mr. Barkemeyer has a great understanding of healthcare law. He is a ble to provide superior representation for these types of charges. See the below Louisiana statute:
A. Filing false public records is the filing or depositing for record in any public office or with any public official, or the maintaining as required by law, regulation, or rule, with knowledge of its falsity, of any of the following:
(1) Any forged document.
(2) Any wrongfully altered document.
(3) Any document containing a false statement or false representation of a material fact.
B. The good faith inclusion of any item of cost on a Medical Assistance Program cost report which is later determined by audit to be nonreimbursable under state and federal regulations shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this Section.
C.(1) Whoever commits the crime of filing false public records shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.
(2) In addition to the penalty provided for in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, a person convicted of the provisions of this Section may be ordered to pay restitution to the state if the state suffered a loss as a result of the offense. Restitution shall include the payment of legal interest at the rate provided in R.S. 13:4202.
Contact Filing or Maintaining False Public Records Defense Lawyer Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720 to discuss your case.