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New York City Settles Whistleblower Suit Over Medicaid Claims for Psychological Services for Special Education Students
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The federal government and the City of New York have settled the case of Ohlmeyer ex rel. United States of America v. City of New York , a whistleblower action brought pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act. In its civil... Read More

#1 in Financial Fraud Law: US Attorney Preet Bharara
Posted on 3 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

When we here at the Financial Fraud Law Blog think about financial fraud law, it does not take long before we think about the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. In a little over four years as U.S. Attorney – following... Read More

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

Pharmacy Preyed On HIV Patients While Fraudulently Billing Medicaid for Millions, Prosecutors Assert
Posted on 11 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Three men have been arrested on charges that they defrauded government-funded health care programs by buying back prescriptions and billing Medicaid as if the medication had been dispensed. The two owners of 184th Street Pharmacy in the Bronx, along with... 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

49 Russian Diplomats and Spouses Charged with Medicaid Fraud, But Diplomatic Immunity Bars Their Arrest
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A total of 49 current or former Russian diplomats and their spouses have been charged by U.S. prosecutors with participating in a widespread health care fraud scheme from 2004 to August 2013 to illegally obtain nearly half a million dollars in Medicaid... Read More

“Skid Row” Health Care Fraud: Doctor Guilty for Recruiting Homeless to Defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

In the first case filed in relation to the second major investigation into the illegal recruitment of “Skid Row” homeless people in Los Angeles for unnecessary medical procedures, a La Mirada, California, doctor has pleaded guilty to federal... Read More

$8 Billion Collected by Justice Department in Civil and Criminal Cases in Fiscal Year 2013
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The Justice Department collected a lot of money in civil and criminal cases during the last fiscal year. Attorney General Eric Holder totaled it up, and came to at least $8 billion. “The department’s enforcement actions not only help to... 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