Kentucky /kɪnˈtʌki/, officiaIIy the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil.
Posts about Kentucky
  • Federal Appeals Court Win for Whistleblowers

    … certainly shows that the court still appreciates whistleblowers and the need for counsel fees. In 2014, Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $97 million to settle claims that the company engaged in medically unnecessary emergency admissions, illegally paid kickbacks to physicians who referred patients to the company’s Laredo Medical…

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  • Whistleblower Awards Available for Pill Mills

    … What do Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama have in common? A huge percentage of narcotic painkiller prescriptions per capita. If you live in Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island don’t celebrate just yet, you have significant…

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  • Social Security Administration: Alabama by the Numbers

    …, which translates into roughly $293,500,000 annually. Also noted in the report is that Alabama’s labor force participation rate is the third lowest in the country at 57.1% and its May unemployment rate is tied for the 6th highest at 6.1%. Rounding out the top ten are: West Virginia – 8.9% Alabama – 8.5% Arkansas – 8.4% Kentucky – 8.2…

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  • Creditors File Involuntary Bankruptcy Against Christian Laettner

    … Creditors File Involuntary Bankruptcy Against Christian Laettner Posted on Jul 18, 2016 By Don Lawson July 18, 2016 by Don Lawson Earlier this year, Bond & Botes attorney Kathryn Davis wrote a wonderful blog about involuntary bankruptcies. In a nut shell, an involuntary bankruptcy is a rare form of bankruptcy filing in which creditors…

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  • The Fix was (Allegedly) In! (Update)

    … The Fix was (Allegedly) In! (Update) Posted on Jun 28, 2016 By James Ezzell June 28, 2016 by James Ezzell You may recall my blog post from a few weeks ago about how Kentucky attorney Eric Conn, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) David Daugherty and Dr. Alfred Adkins among others allegedly conspired together to defraud the U.S. Government out…

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  • The Fix was (Allegedly) In!

    … of records, making false statements, and money laundering among others. Daugherty and Bradley were similarly charged. The immediate result was that hundreds of Conn’s clients lost their disability benefits and will now have to start the lengthy process of applying for them all over again. It was a fairly complex alleged scheme, according…

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  • Come Clean or Go to Prison – Gov’t Targets Pharma Rep

    … recent prosecution by the Department of Justice, however, represents a front in the war on Medicare fraud. A pharmaceutical sales representative from Kentucky was criminally charged for his role in two kickback schemes. Earlier this week, Terrence Tackett pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of a criminal investigation of a healthcare offense…

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  • PharMerica In Trouble Again – Illegal Kickbacks

    … PharMerica In Trouble Again – Illegal Kickbacks December 12, 2015 by Brian Mahany Whistleblower Gets 41 Million in PharMerica Illegal Kickback Case One of the biggest pharmacy companies in America isn’t exactly a household word. Kentucky based PharMerica is certainly a household name with the United States Department of Justice, however…

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  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Ice Tea Brewer Faces Bankruptcy Court Deadline

    … If you have watched the A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty”, you have seen Uncle Si with his trademark plastic cup filled with sweet iced tea and jug filled with the same on standby to keep his cup filled. A Kentucky beverage company believed that using Uncle Si and the popularity of the show would make for a great marketing campaign for its…

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  • The Long Arm of the IRS (Tax Evasion Post)

    … be reported. Foreign accounts are reported on one’s individual income tax return and on an FBAR, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. The willful failure to file an FBAR is a felony punishable by up to 5 years. Taxpayers who create fictitious account names (called nominee entities or shell companies) can also be charged with tax evasion…

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