A civil investigative demand is defined as any inquiry conducted by a commission or investigator for purposes of ascertaining whether any person is or has been engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices affecting commerce. It is a civil (not criminal) investigation.
The problem is that the Federal Government is now using CID's as a guise for a criminal investigation. The government requests information in the less threatening form of CID in hopes that the evidence in a medical billing fraud case will be handed over more readily. In reality, you may already be facing a criminal case. DO NOT TURN OVER ANY BILLING RECORDS TO THE GOVERNMENT WITHOUT SPEAKING TO AN ATTORNEY FIRST. Khouri Law Firm knows how to handle Civil Investigative Demands. Call Mike Khouri at 949-680-6332.