Millions of Americans receive disability payments through Social Security. Although the vast majority of these payments are collected legally, there are exceptions. Individuals are caught defrauding the system every year.
When a person is charged with a criminal offense, he/she can often remain free, pending trial, by paying the court a large sum of money known as bail. The amount of bail is generally even higher in federal cases, such as those involving drug trafficking.
Upon conviction a defendant to a federal criminal prosecution can appeal the judgment claiming that something was done improperly at trial. Appeals by the government are limited by the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, which prohibits “double jeopardy.”