Financial Fraud Law

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Website Operator Tricked Consumers with Phony Information about Obamacare, FTC Alleges
Posted on 28 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against a website operator that allegedly tricked consumers – in advance of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – with spam emails that falsely claimed that consumers would be violating... Read More

Disability Doctor Peter J. Lesniewski Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for His Role in Long Island Railroad Fraud
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Peter J. Lesniewski, a Board-certified orthopedist, has been sentenced in Manhattan federal court to eight years in prison for his role in the alleged massive fraud scheme in which Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers claimed to be disabled upon early... Read More

A Doctor, a Pharmacist, and a Marketer Found Guilty in Health Care Fraud Scheme
Posted on 10 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A doctor, a pharmacist, and a marketer have been convicted in federal court in Detroit for health care fraud and controlled substance distribution. A jury returned guilty verdicts against Dr. Carl Fowler, M.D., of West Bloomfield, Michigan, pharmacist... Read More

7 for 7: Jury Convicts All Defendants in $97 Million Medicare Fraud
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A federal jury in Houston has convicted two owners of a former Houston mental health care company, Spectrum Care P.A., several of its employees, and the owners of certain Houston group care homes for their participation in a $97 million Medicare fraud... Read More

Health Care Fraud Prosecutions Set Record in 2013
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The U.S. Justice Department’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force set record numbers for health care prosecutions in Fiscal Year 2013. “These record results underscore our determination to hold accountable those who take advantage of vulnerable... Read More

Health Care Fraud Recoveries Hit Record $4.3 Billion Last Year, DOJ Reports
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

For every dollar federal prosecutors spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program and other programs over the last three years, the government recovered $8.10. This is the highest... Read More

Bennington School’s Former President Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Tax and Health Care Fraud
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Matthew Merritt Jr., 82, of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges that he engaged in a scheme to defraud a health care program and commit tax fraud. U.S. District Judge William... Read More