Inquirer Cites Attorney Lento’s Prominent Role Defending Nurses in Criminal Fraud Scandal

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Inquirer has hit the nail on the head. Its compelling article shows how Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Joseph Lento is leading the Lento Law Firm Defense Team's nationwide charge defending the thousands of nurses wrongly implicated in the FBI's Operation Nightingale nursing school fraud scandal.

If the nursing school fraud scandal is affecting your nursing license, job, education, or career, you can do no better than to retain the Lento Law Firm for the skilled and experienced advocacy you need. The Lento Law Firm offers not only premier criminal defense representation but also student discipline defense, white collar crime defense, and college student criminal defense. Call 888.535.3686 or chat with us.

Turning Academic Issues into Criminal Charges

The Inquirer article shows the terribly unfair and even devastating impact of turning an academic accreditation issue into federal criminal fraud charges. The article details how hardworking LPNs, many of them immigrants, turned to several Florida nursing schools to pursue online RN degrees.

Many of those nurses studied online for hundreds of hours, served hundreds more hours in closely supervised local clinical programs, and paid thousands of dollars in tuition, all to pass their RN exam and work for years in RN roles providing skilled and critical nursing services.

The Inquirer article notes that FBI and other federal and state officials continue to acknowledge that none of the implicated nurses are alleged to have harmed any patient due to their purportedly inadequate nursing education. And yet the FBI released to state licensing officials lists of over 7,600 nurses whom their criminal defendants implicated in the scandal.

False Allegations Destroy Careers

False allegations of criminal misconduct can destroy a career. You need not even face criminal charges to have false allegations ruin your professional reputation, record, and career. You may, in fact, be among the victims of a criminal scheme, as the above article shows many of the implicated nurses were, and still suffer by association with the criminal defendants and their allegedly fraudulent activities.

Employers, schools, professional licensing bodies, and the public may all take note when a criminal informant or public official implicates you in criminal wrongdoing. You could lose a professional license, job, career, and other things critically important to you, even like child custody and your reputation and relationships, when associated with a criminal scandal.

Retain the Lento Law Firm for Defense

The Inquirer article also shows how Philadelphia attorney Joseph Lento and the Lento Law Firm Team have been fighting to restore the good names and reputations of nurses wrongly implicated in the scandal.

The Lento Law Firm's Defense Team has been defending nurses nationwide against the scandal's fallout, in school, employment, licensing, and other proceedings. The article further discloses that the Lento Law Firm is preparing a class action lawsuit on the involved nurses' behalf.

Don't suffer fallout from others' wrongs. Get the skilled and experienced attorney defense representation you need. Call 888.535.3686 or chat with us.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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