If you want a circumspect and cautiously delivered response to the above-posed headline question, don't solicit the viewpoint of Howard Root.
Readers of a certain age will likely remember with clarity -- and a bit of dread -- the large-scale corporate scandals that engulfed companies like Enron and WorldCom a near-generation ago (point of fact: Hilder & Associates, P.C., represented the whistleblower that revealed the shocking accounting fraud that brought about Enron's collapse).
We referenced corporate fraud under the federal False Claims Act in a recent blog post, noting in our September 27 entry that federal and state regulatory authorities have "long been concerned with fraudulent business activities, especially those essentially deemed as stealing from the general public."
Financial and legal professionals all over the country will be keeping a close eye on the Supreme Court as the justices consider a case that could affect insider trading charges. The Court recently heard arguments in a case that could refine the scope of federal white collar crimes.
Many prominent points can be made regarding the topic of health care fraud in Texas and across the country.