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United States of America v. James Burkhart Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Indianapolis, IN - Former health care chief executive sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison

James Burkhart’s conspiracy reaped nearly $19.4 million in fraud and kickbacks, funding
private jets, vacation homes, diamond jewelry, and gold bars

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler today announced the sentencing of the former CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC) in a mas... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - IN)

United States of America et al v. Healogics, Inc. Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cedar Rapids, IA - Nationwide Wound Services Provider Agrees to Pay Nearly $400,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Healogics, Inc., a Florida-based provider of wound care services with clinics across the country, agreed to pay $398,162.69 to resolve False Claims Act allegations pertaining to improper coding. Specifically, the United States alleged that, from January 1, 2012, thr... More...
   $398162 (06-28-2018 - IA)

United States ex rel. Hinkle v. Caris Healthcare, L.P., et al. Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, TN - Caris Agrees To Pay $8.5 Million Court Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging That it Billed for Ineligible Hospice Patients

Caris Healthcare, L.P. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Caris Healthcare, LLC (“Caris Healthcare”), have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims, and knowingly retaining overpayment... More...
   $8500000 (06-26-2018 - TN)

United States ex rel. Dorothy Griffin and Teresa Long v. Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC and LifePoint Health, Inc. Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC Agrees To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Livingston Regional Hospital, LLC, a LifePoint Health Inc. company, has agreed to pay $784,000 to settle allegations that Livingston Regional Hospital violated the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

The settlement resolv... More...
   $784000 (06-26-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Richard E. Paulus, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mark Twain once quipped that “there are three kinds of
falsehood: lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” Dr. Paulus begs to differ and insists that certain
statistical estimations cannot be false. As a cardiologist, Paulus interpreted hundreds of
angiograms—specialized x-rays that approximate how severely a person’s arteries are blocked.
A federal jury convicted him of committing he... More...
   $0 (06-25-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Kelly Robinett, Kingsley Nwanguma and Joy Ogwuegbu Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Texas Physician and Two Texas Nurses Convicted for Roles in Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found one physician and two nurses guilty today of health care fraud, and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, all for their roles in a home health fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justi... More...
   $0 (06-23-2018 - TX)

United States ex rel. Van Raalte, et al. v. Healogics, Inc. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Healogics Agrees To Pay Up To $22.51 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability For Improper Billing Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Justice Department announced on June 20, 2018 that Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for medically unn... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superse... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - MA)

American Indian Health & Services Corporatioon v. Jennifer Kent, as Director

The State Department of Health Care Services and its director (collectively, the
Department) appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on a petition for a writ of
mandate. Plaintiffs are 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) and rural health
clinics (RHC’s) that serve medically underserved populations (the Clinics). (42 U.S.C.
§§ 254b(a)(1), 1396d(l)(1), (2), 1395x(aa)... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Susan K. Perry Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Susan K. Perry, 58, of Grand Bay, Alabama, pleaded guilty t... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - MS)

Kathy A. Netro v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Kathy Netro brought a medical malpractice suit in state court against the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for its negligent care of her now-deceased mother. When she won, GBMC became liable under federal law for payments Medicare had made for Netro’s mother’s treatment. GBMC did not immediately satisfy the judgment. And three weeks after the state court entered its final order, Netro brought this... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. David Nicoll and Scott Nicoll District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - President Of New Jersey Clinical Laboratory And His Brother, A Senior Employee, Sentenced To Prison In $100m+ Test Referral/Bribery Scheme

The president of Parsippany, New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) and his brother – a senior employee at the now-defunct company – were sentenced today to federal prison terms for their respective roles in a conspir... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - NJ)

Marie Gillispie v. Regional Care Hospital Partners, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are asked to determine whether the District Court
erred in dismissing a claim under the “whistleblower”
protection provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and
Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd. The
dispute here arises from Marie Gillispie’s allegations that the
Southwest Regional Medical Center (the “Medical Center”)
terminated her employment because s... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superseding indictme... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Rassan M. Tarabein Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Former Pain Management Doctor Receives 5 Years in Health Care Fraud Case, Ordered to Pay More Than 15 Million Dollars in Restitution

Chief United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Rassan M. Tarabein, 58, a former neurologist residing in Fairhope, Alabama, to 60 months imprisonment in a health care fraud case. The judge ordered that Tarabein pay restitution tot... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Signature Healthcare, LLC Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Signature Healthcare to pay more than $30 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations related to rehabilitation therapy

Signature HealthCARE, LLC (“Signature”), a Louisville, Kentucky based company that owns and operates approximately 125 skilled nursing facilities, including facilities in Georgia, has agreed to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act b... More...
   $30000000 (06-11-2018 - GA)

Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Albert Diaz, M.D. Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Mississippi Physician Sentenced to Over Three Years in Prison for Role in $3 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Biloxi, Mississippi physician was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for his involvement in a $3 million compounding pharmacy fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. A... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Claude Hopkins Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Detroit Man Pleaded Guilty to Stealing More than $250,000 in SSA Benefits

A Detroit man pleaded guilty on May 31, 2018 to theft of government funds.

Pleading guilty was Claude Hopkins, 62.

According to court records, Hopkins’ father passed away in the summer of 1999. He was receiving Social Security retirement insurance benefits at the time and because SS... More...
   $0 (06-06-2018 - MI)

United States of America, ex rel Ladner v. Allegiance Health Management, Inc., et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Allegiance Health Management to Pay More Than $1.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Allegiance Health Management, Inc., (Allegiance), a post-acute healthcare management company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, and four hospitals owned and operated by Allegiance (collectively, the Allegiance Defendants), have agreed to pay more than $1.7 million to resolve F... More...
   $1700000 (06-06-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. I&L Express Pharmacy Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Pharmacy owners agree to pay $3.2 million to resolve False Claims case

The owners of I&L Express Pharmacy in Philadelphia have agreed to pay millions to resolve a False Claims Act case against them, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today.

Irina Minkovich and Yelena Babchinetskya have agreed to pay $3.2 million to the federal government to resolve alle... More...
   $3200000 (06-04-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Dr. Michael Alson Smith Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Charlotte, NC - Former North Carolina Physician Pleads Guilty To Durg Distribution, Health Care Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

The Defendant Admitted to Prescribing Pain Medication to Female Patients in Exchange for Sex Acts

Dr. Michael Alson Smith, 65, a former Mt. Holly, N.C. family practice physician, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to drug di... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - NC)

ANTHONY RUSSO VERSUS INTERNATIONAL DRUG DETECTION, L.L.C. AND PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL STATE OF LOUISIANA

Mr. Anthony Russo, a communications technician who services offshore oil
platforms and installations, filed a petition for damages on January 20, 2016
against International Drug Detection, LLC (“IDD”) and Psychemedics, wherein he
alleged that on or about July 7, 2015, he and approximately 200 other individuals,
prior to transportation to an offshore oil platform, underwent samp... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Dr. John J. Cauthon Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Middle Tennessee Podiatrist Sentenced To Federal Prison For Health Care Fraud Scheme

Dr. John J. Cauthon, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was sentenced on May 30, 2018 in U.S. District Court to two years in prison for healthcare fraud. Cauthon was indicted in October 2015 on seven counts of healthcare fraud and was found guilty on four counts, after a jury trial in Septem... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Millicent Traylor




Detroit, MI - Doctor Convicted in $8.9 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a physician guilty today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $8.9 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care and other physician services that were procured thro... More...
   $0 (05-27-2018 - MI)

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