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Tag: False Claims

ND man pleads guilty to money laundering

(AG Week) A Langdon man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Fargo to charges alleging he advertised himself as a licensed grain bin dealer, then used the money farmers gave him to build his own home. Lance Bryce Schill, 32, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Fargo to a single count…
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Above the law: America’s worst charities

(CNN) — The worst charity in America operates from a metal warehouse behind a gas station in Holiday, Florida. Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it spends less than 3 cents on the dollar helping kids. Most of the…
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Con man exposed after Justin Bieber ruse

(CNN) — Waleed Ahmed grins for the camera, a sly smile on his face as he poses in front of a black Porsche parked on the street. At first glance, he looks like any other young guy hamming it up for an image to share with his buddies on Facebook. Yet looks can be deceiving.…
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Jury finds Rick Renzi guilty of some charges in corruption trial

TUCSON (AZ Central) – A federal jury on Tuesday found former Congressman Rick Renzi guilty on 17 of 32 felony charges brought against him, including conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators. The U.S. District Court jury returned its verdict on Renzi’s 55th birthday after nearly a month of trial.…
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Ex-Millennium Fund Manager Balboa’s Bond Fraud Trial Starts

(Bloomberg) Ex-Millennium Global Investments Ltd. portfolio manager Michael Balboa’s securities-fraud trial, in which he is accused of participating in a scheme involving Nigerian sovereign debt, began in federal court in New York. Balboa, who worked at Millennium from December 2006 to October 2008, was named in an indictment unsealed in March. He is charged with…
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Dentist pleads guilty to health care fraud in Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT (The Register Citizen) — A Rhode Island dentist has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to federal health care and tax fraud charges. Gary Anusavice, 59, of North Kingstown, set up a dental practice in Connecticut despite having been kicked out of Medicaid and other government health care programs after a 1997 conviction in Massachusetts for…
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Hudson pleads guilty to health care fraud

BUFFALO (Wellsville Daily) — A former “doctor” at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, among other places, could get 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced on health care fraud, federal authorities say. Fitzgerald Anthony Hudson, 53, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Chief U.S. District Chief Judge William M. Skretny. The fraud related…
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Former Wellcare executives found guilty, acquitted of fraud charges

TAMPA (TBO) – The 10-woman, two-man jury deliberating for weeks in the WellCare medical fraud trial delivered a mixed bag of verdicts at noon Monday, finding all four health care corporation executives guilty of a some of criminal charges against them while acquitting the same defendants of many others. On the more serious charge of…
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Truven Health Analytics Identifies Most Costly Sources of Healthcare Fraud

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Healthcare fraud is not limited to the Medicare and Medicaid population. According to a new analysis of commercial insurance claims data conducted by Truven Health Analytics, six common claims scenarios accounted for nearly a million dollars in overpayments annually for each of the organizations in the study. The new Payment Integrity Analysis…
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Jury set to retire in money laundering trial of Redgrave man

(Diss Express) After hearing eight weeks of evidence a jury is preparing to consider verdicts in the trial of a Redgrave businessman accused of fraud. Colin Samuels, 61, of The Street, has pleaded not guilty to one offence of money laundering and two of conspiracy to defraud. Four other people facing similar charges are also…
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