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United States of America v. John P. Ramirez, M.D., Ann Nwoko Shepherd, and Yvette Nwoko Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Physician and Two Clinic Operators Found Guilty for Their Roles in $17 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a physician and two clinic owners and operators guilty on September 18, 2018 for their roles in a $17 million Medicare fraud scheme.

John P. Ramirez (Ramirez), M.D., 64; Ann Nwoko Shepherd (Shepherd), 62; and Yvette Nwoko (Nwoko), 30, all of Hous... More...
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United States of America v. David Blaszczak, Christopher Worrall, Theodore Huber and Robert Olan Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Four Defendants Sentenced Following Convictions At Trial For Stealing Confidential Government Information And Using It To Engage In Illegal Trading

Robert Khuzami, the Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, announced today that DAVID BLASZCZAK, a political intelligence consultant, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison... More...
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United States of America v. Lawrence Young, D.P.M. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Detroit-Area Podiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud

A Detroit-area podiatrist was sentenced to 28 months in prison today for his participation in a $1 million scheme involving podiatry services that were billed to Medicare but were never rendered.

Lawrence Young, D.P.M., 70, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Judith ... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Orrin K. McLeod, D.O. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - East Mountain Family Practice Doctor Pays $300,000 to Resolve Alleged False Claims to Federal Healthcare Programs for Services Rendered While Out of Country

Settlement also Resolves Alleged Violations of Controlled Substances Act Relating to Signed, but Otherwise Blank, Prescriptions Available for Use While Out of the Country

Orrin K. McLeod, D.O., a family prac... More...
   $300000 (09-08-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Dr. Michael Cash Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Suboxone Clinic Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Dispensing Controlled Substances, Health Care Fraud

A prescribing physician with SKS Associates, an opioid treatment facility located in Johnstown, PA, guilty in federal court to charges of dispense and distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and health care fraud,.

D... More...
   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

Ronald A. Cup v. AMPCO Pittsburgh Corporation, et al. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This case involves a dispute over retiree healthcare benefits. Retired union member Ronald Cup and similarly situated retirees requested—and the District Court ordered—arbitration of the dispute under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185. Ampco Pittsburgh Corporation, its subsidiary Akers National Roll Company, and Akers’ health and welfare benefit plan (collectively, the Com... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. David Bosch, Tania Sanchez and Odalys Abreu United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Co-Owners of Miami Pain Management Clinic Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Medically Unnecessary Opioid Prescriptions

The husband and wife co-owners of a Miami pain management clinic and a patient recruiter pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for their participation in a scheme to unlawfully distribute thousands of pills of oxycodone.... More...
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United States ex rel. Dean v. Paramedics Plus, LLC, et al Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - Ambulance Company and its Municipal Clients Agree to Pay over $21 Million

To Settle Allegations of Unlawful Kickbacks and Improper Financial Relationships

Seven ambulance industry defendants have agreed to pay the government a total of over $21 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they knowingly submitted claims to the Medicare and Medicaid pr... More...
   $21000000 (08-28-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Kanagasabai Kanakeswaran, M.D. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - California Doctor Convicted of Medicare Kickback Conspiracy

A federal jury in Los Angeles, California found a Lancaster, California doctor guilty on August 23, 2018 of conspiracy for his role in a Medicare kickback conspiracy involving a Los Angeles-area home health agency.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Di... More...
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United States of America v. Sandy Acosta and Amalia Rodriguez Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Two Additional Defendants Sentenced to Prison in Conspiracy That Looted Money from Nonprofit Mental Health Clinic

Two former employees of the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic in Philadelphia were sentenced on August20, 2018, for their roles in the conspiracy led by Renee Tartaglione, the former head of the nonprofit mental health clinic, to take money from the cli... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ADRIAN NATURE

After drinking three or four containers of beer, Nature got into his vehicle outside of the El Portal Community Center. He planned to drive fifteen miles along a curvy mountain road to his campsite in Yosemite National Park. Bystanders saw him stagger and stumble while heading to his vehicle. They tried to persuade him not to drive and even parked behind his vehicle. A National Park Service ranger... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America, ex rel. Brian Thomas v. Lincare, Inc. Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - Durable Medical Equipment Provider Lincare Pays $5.25 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Lincare, Inc., has paid $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by offering illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Headquartered in... More...
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United States ex rel. Karin Berntsen v. Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - Prime Healthcare Services and CEO to Pay $65 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., Prime Healthcare Foundation, Inc., and Prime Healthcare Management, Inc. (collectively Prime), and Prime’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Prem Reddy, have agreed to pay the United States $65 million to settle allegations that 14 Prime hos... More...
   $65000000 (08-03-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Mustak Y. Vaid Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Doctor Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Participating In $30 Million Scheme To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid

Mustak Y. Vaid, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield to 18 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and the New York State Medicaid Program. VAID falsely posed as the owner of a medical clinic, w... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Alex Kafi, M.D. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Michigan Physician Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances

A Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty on August 1, 2018 to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for his participation in a scheme to unlawfully distribute more than 23,000 pills of Oxycodone.

Alex Kafi, M.D., 70, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, pleaded guilty to one count o... More...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMANDA C. ANDREWS A.K.A. AMANDA C. PERKINSON

On March 10, 2017, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Defendant in Case No. 2017-A-538 on four counts of theft of property in the value of $1,000 or less, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, five counts of criminal impersonation, three counts of aggravated burglary, and two counts of forgery. On March 30, 2017, the Davidson Count... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Young Yi Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Former Owner of Sleep Study Businesses Convicted of Fraud Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Sterling, Virginia woman on July 31, 2018 on health care fraud and tax charges for operating a fraudulent sleep study clinic in Northern Virginia.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Te... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - VA)

United States v. Jon Hartman

This case revolves around a facet of life familiar to any American who receives a paycheck: tax withholding. Federal law requires employers to withhold taxes from their employees’ wages to account for the income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes each individual owes. Known as “payroll taxes” or “trust fund taxes,” they represent an essential means by which the federal government collects tax... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - )

United States of America v. Jon R. Hartman Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

After Jon Hartman and Dan Ott co-founded Spectrum Tool & Design, they divvied up management responsibilities. Ott was supposed to handle the company’s payroll taxes, a task that required him to withhold federal taxes from employees’ wages and send the money to the Internal Revenue Service on a regular basis. When Spectrum encountered financial difficulties, however, Ott failed to pay the taxes sev... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - MI)

United States ex rel. Davis, et al. v. Southern SNF Management, Inc., et al., Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Two Consulting Companies and Nine Affiliated Skilled Nursing Facilities to Pay $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to resolve allegations ... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Dr. Vidal Sheen Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Obstructing FBI Investigation

Dr. Vidal Sheen, 58, St. Louis County, Missouri, pled guilty to obstructing an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) regarding whether he billed the Medicare program and private insurers for “face to face” office visits performed on dates when he was actually traveling outside of ... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. William Mack Gilreath Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Failure to Pay $328,000 in Business Taxes

A Kansas City, Mo., couple pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay more than $328,000 in payroll and other taxes for their construction business.

William Mack Gilreath, also known as “Billy,” 38, and his wife, Malaika Samantha Gilreath, 42, each waived their right to a gra... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - MO)

United State of America, et al. v. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida Inc., et al. Glass Office Floor Mats

Jacksonville, FL - United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Liberty Ambulance For $1.2 Million

After a multiple-year investigation and the government’s intervention into a whistleblower suit in 2015, the United States announces a $1.2 million settlement with Liberty Ambulance. In reaching this settlement, the parties have resolved allegations that, from June 29, 2005, to... More...
   $0 (07-11-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Health Quest Systems, Inc. and Putnan Health Cetner Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York

Albany, NY - Health Quest and Putnam Hospital Center to Pay $14.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Health Quest Systems, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (Health Quest) and Putnam Health Center (PHC) have agreed to pay over $14.7 million to resolve allegations of violations of the False Claims Act by submitting inflated and otherwise ineligible claims for payment. New-... More...
   $14700000 (07-10-2018 - NY)

United States of America, ex rel. Gerald Polukoff v. St. Marks Hospital, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

This is a qui tam action alleging violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31
U.S.C. §§ 3729–33, involving fraudulent reimbursements under the Medicare Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 1395–1395ccc. Plaintiff Gerald Polukoff, M.D., is a doctor who worked with
Defendant Sherman Sorensen, M.D. After observing some of Dr. Sorensen’s medical
3
practices, Dr. Polukoff brought this FCA action, o... More...
   $0 (07-10-2018 - UT)

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