Danny Long
Danny Long campaign leader

The Court of Appeals rejected Natale’s argument that conviction for false statements required a specific intent to defraud; in other words, the government was not required to prove that the defendant made the false statements with intent to deceive. According to the court, to convict someone of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1035, the government need only prove that a defendant: (1) knowingly and willfully; (2) made false and fraudulent statements; (3) in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care services; (4) in a matter involving a health care benefit program, and (5) the statements are material to a health care benefit program. 719 F.3d at 742.


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