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Last month, Legendary investor Warren Buffett took direct aim at fees investors pay. While most everyone agrees that an investment fund manager is entitled to make a profit, Buffett thinks that investors are paying too much in fees. We agree and also take issue with the prevalence of so many hidden investment fees.
No one wants to that their whistleblower case was declined. Yet it happens with most cases. On average, the Justice Department only intervenes in 20% of the False Claims Act cases filed. That means your odds in winning through government intervention are 1:5. (The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1:292,200,000!) Most folks that file a whistleblower case do so with high expectations.
The Medicare fraud lawyers at MahanyLaw are investigating a report that Ayman Rifai M.D and Prime Pediatrics are violating Medicaid laws by improperly billing patients. Our investigation is in early stages and no conclusions have been reached. Medicaid is the insurer of last resort in Georgia. That translates to 894,000 low and middle income children.
Victor Lipkin will spend the next five years in prison. After pleading guilty to Medicare fraud last August, Lipkin was sentenced earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Adams to 60 months in prison. His lawyers sought a 3 year sentence. Lipkin’s story echoes many others we have seen lately. Profits over patients.
As soldiers, veterans or protective service contractors, you pride ourselves on the services you provide to our nation. The government pays hundreds of billions of dollars each year to defense contractors and private security companies. While the VA struggles to provide services to our nation’s warriors, some defense contractors are living high on the hog.
Hugo Chavez, former Venezuelan strongman, rose to power after the public became fed up with decades of corruption. Instead of improving things, many say the public corruption got worse. Chavez’ life was cut short by cancer. He died in 2012. Prior to his death, however, Chavez radically changed how business operates in Venezuela.
After the financial meltdown in 2007 and 2008, Congress began carefully scrutinizing many banking practices. Loan officer compensation schemes were identified as one of the contributing factors to the crisis that gripped he nation. Subsequent legislative fixes included provisions in the SAFE Act, Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA).
On New Years day, we posted an extensive piece on Reverse Mortgage Fraud. In that post we listed three companies that were recently the target of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Those companies are American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions and Aegean Financial. Aegean also goes by the name Jubilados Financial.
Tenet Healthcare is no stranger to fraud. It wasn’t that long ago that the for-profit hospital chain paid a record $514 million fine to the government. That case involved paying kickbacks for patient referrals. The patients in that case were pregnant, undocumented Hispanic women. Some thought the case ended when the company and its subsidiaries paid the record fine. It didn’t.
What do Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders have in common? The answer? They all think that big pharmaceutical companies put profits before patients. Before the election, Hillary’s website had this to say about the pharmaceutical industry, “Her plan will demand a stop to excessive profiteering and marketing by denying tax breaks for direct-to-consumer advertising a ...
If you are reading this post and don’t know what “force placed insurance” is, we are happy for you. Unfortunately, millions of Americans know the term all too well. When you finance the purchase of a home, your lender requires the home be insured. If your home is destroyed by a flood, fire or earthquake, the bank wants to be sure it will still get paid. We have no problem with that.
“Boston Strong” State Recovers $80 Million from MassHealth Fraud Schemes On paper, it looks like 2016 was a great year for MassHealth fraud recoveries. State officials claim they have recovered $80 million. That number is a bit misleading, however. While we certainly praise the efforts of the Massachusetts Attorney General and the Massachusetts Medicaid Fraud Division, thei ...
More Convictions in Venezuela Foreign Bribery Scheme January 19, 2017 by Brian Mahany Two US Citizens Convicted of Foreign Bribery Related Charges Involving Venezuela’s National Oil Company. Two more Americans have been convicted in for participating in a scheme to obtain contracts from the Venezuelan national oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela SA. (PDVSA)*.
Book Review SAINTS, SINNERS, AND HEROES – Covert Ops in the War against the C-Suite Mafia, author Brian Mahany Link to original source (166K) The ultimate whistleblower handbook, featuring numerous real life examples and case studies. By one of America’s most visible whistleblower attorneys. Author and multi-billion-dollar lawsuit-winning lawyer Brian Mahany opens his infor ...
Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins January 17, 2017 by Brian Mahany Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree that Big Pharma Must Rein in Prescription Drug Costs Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are about as polar opposites as two politicians can be. Sanders is a “tax the rich” liberal Democrat.
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