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Many of the Medicare fraud stories we cover end up with someone going to prison. When we represent whistleblowers in state and federal False Claims Actions, our goal is both to stop fraud and to earn our clients the maximum award monies possible. Questions frequently arise as to when and why Medicaid or Medicare fraud gets prosecuted criminally versus civilly.
March 3, 2015 – Manasquan, NJ Harvey Herman Meldrum entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that while associated with BCG Securities, Inc. , he failed to disclose five federal tax liens on FINRA reporting forms in violation of FINRA rules and By-Laws.
February 27, 2015- Columbia, South Carolina The Securities Commissioner of the State of South Carolina has filed an Order to Cease and Desist against a Garland, Texas, Company and one of its promoters , to halt sales of unregistered oil and gas investments in South Carolina and assessing fines. Cannon Operating Company, LLC, a Texas limited liability company and John Griffi ...
Illinois Man Arrested for $105 Million Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Daniel Spitzer, an Illinois resident, pleaded guilty for perpetrating a $105 million Ponzi scheme, bilking about 280 investors including his brother-in-law.
DACA > Department of Homeland Security Funded Until September 30th Miami immigration lawyers have been watching a near-crisis unfold in regard to the funding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30th, 2015 — without any restrictions on immigration.
Drinking diet sodas might not be good for your health—specifically for postmenopausal women. The research on older women and the associated heart risks from diet soda intake is notable for a couple of reasons. Most medical research is conducted on men; the results are assumed to apply similarly to women. We now know that women’s heart attack symptoms differ from those of men, for example.
Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • March 5th, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, An ambiguous deed with survivorship language creates confusion, requiring the court to interpret the ownership of real estate. In Simon v. Koplin, 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 3045 (2nd DCA 2015), an individual, Mr.
March 3, 2015 – Watertown, NY Brian Scott Exford entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that he refused to appear for on the record testimony in connection with a FINRA investigation to determine whether, while associated with IBN Financial, he had engaged in a private securities transaction.
What to do if You are Victim of Police Brutality Violent or abusive encounters with law enforcement officers can be traumatizing. Not only do victims suffer injury at the hands of police officers, but often find themselves arrested and stuck in jail for some time afterward. It is not surprising that these encounters can leave victims upset, in pain, and wanting justice.
In bankruptcy court yesterday, I witnessed a judge give a debtor in a Chapter 13 case the opportunity in open court to state why she was upset with her attorney. It was a cringe worthy moment and a reminder to me of how easily an attorney/client relationship can go south if not carefully attended to by both sides.
Josh Abernathy Fraud Charges March 4, 2015 Joshua Ray Abernathy Accused of Stealing Approximately $1.3 Million From Victims Joshua Ray Abernathy investors may be able to recover money they invested with him, according to the Peiffer Rosca Wolf law firm’s securities practice attorneys Alan Rosca and Joe Peiffer.
As we wrote last month, the early stats suggest that Alice v. CLS Bank has changed the landscape of patent litigation, with a 69% win rate for accused infringers on motions seeking a judgment that an asserted patent is not directed to patentable subject matter. One of the bigger open questions is what reception Alice will receive in the Eastern District of Texas, which runs ne ...
We get emails from blog readers. With thousands of visits per year, we are humbled by how far and wide our blog reaches. Often we hear how a particular post was circulated within a company. Thankfully, we are blessed with both great clients and a great audience of active readers. Most of the mail about Bank of America comes from homeowners.
Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • March 4th, 2015 • Probate Litigation, Trust Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the attorney for the trustee of a trust owes no fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries of the trust. In Bain v McIntosh, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3116 (11th Cir.
Trying to stay abreast of the newest Bank of America scandals has almost become a full time occupation. We constantly receive calls from aggrieved homeowners, other lawyers and would-be whistleblowers. As I write this, my colleague Joe Bird is in North Carolina battling the banking behemoth on behalf of homeowners who claims the bank “placed homeowners into loan modifications ...
February 27, 2015-Tampa, Florida The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) reports that Allan Roth, 57, was arrested on 34 charges of selling unregistered securities and 34 counts of selling securities without being registered. The case is being prosecuted in Pinellas County, Florida. Roth, targeted his former clients from the time when he was a licensed securities b ...
March 3, 2015- Tallahassee, Florida The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) announced that John Edward Simpson was arrested in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and has been charged with securities fraud, grand theft and other charges. According to the OFR, Simpson solicited 20 investors nationwide to invest in his company Defense Technology Corporation who were told that t ...