Kickbacks

  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    …. It may be difficult or impossible to identify these activities from outside of the organization or company. For example: The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) received almost 4,000 tips (2015) that involved a variety of white-collar crimes, including corruption and bribes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that white-collar…

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  • Prime Pediatrics Dalton GA (New Medicaid Fraud Investigation)

    … 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…

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  • Doc Injects Patients with Poison in Shocking Medicare Fraud Plot

    … conspiracy to defraud Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance companies. The scheme operated out of three purported medical clinics – the Avenue V Clinic in Brooklyn, New York (the “Avenue V Clinic”) and two other purported clinics in Queens, New York (the “Hillside Clinic” and the “Elmhurst Clinic”). Each of the clinics was – on paper – listed…

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  • Tenet Exec INDICTED (Tenet Healthcare Whistleblower Post)

    … in prison, there is certainly an incentive for him to cooperate with prosecutors. (We imagine there are many nervous people today in Dallas, the headquarters of Tenet Healthcare.) An FBI spokesperson said, “Medicaid patients have the right to seek healthcare without fearing that care is tainted by bribes and illegal kickbacks. Not only did patients…

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  • Anatomy of a Force Placed Insurance Scheme (California)

    … by the FHA or Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and when banks kept the loans they wrote, the banks had an incentive to keep you in your home. They had an incentive to help you through rough patches. No more. Now, they view defaults as a way to make money. In this post, we will examine a case brought by homeowners in California. Depending on the bank or company…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … 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. Trump is the rich guy…

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  • NY Pension “Pay to Play” Scheme Examined (FCPA Post)

    … What do the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the recent “pay to play” indictment of a former New York state pension system portfolio manager have in common? Plenty! The details of the indictments offer a window of how public officials can be corrupted and the steps taken to cover up the evidence. This week Manhattan’s US Attorney, Preet…

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  • Does Universal Health Services Kidnap Patients?

    … are thinking of hurting yourself. The recruiter was paid by the facility for each new patient that was admitted. Is Universal Health Services the New Wells Fargo? When the story broke that claimed Wells Fargo opened 2 million new accounts without their customers’ permission, Congress and the public were outraged. Instead of admitting guilt…

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  • Radiology Centers & Illegal Practices – Whistleblower Award Post

    … ordered by chiropractors, and having unlicensed facilities. Medicare and state regulators can’t inspect a facility if they don’t even know it exists. There are also special rules for advertising including a ban on direct solicitations of patients. (Offering kickbacks disguised as gift baskets, gas cards and the like are also prohibited.) Most…

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  • Federal Appeals Court Win for Whistleblowers

    … retaliation claims. Recently the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case involving these counsel fees. For those not familiar, the 6th Circuit is the top federal appeals court covering Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Those of us who primarily represent whistleblowers don’t always consider it the friendliest court but an opinion this month…

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  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    …” that worries us most is the one in which backroom deals and kickbacks are the norm. Often these arrangements are highly illegal yet happen every day. There are many threats to our democracy today. Big business and super powerful lobby groups are perhaps some of the most dangerous. These include the U.S. Chamber, PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research…

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  • Lawyer, Flop House Operators Charged with Medicaid Fraud

    … today. The law is responsible for collecting billions of dollars each year. Under the statute, a whistleblower with inside information about Medicaid or Medicare fraud can receive up to 30% of whatever the government collects from the wrongdoer. In 2014, the government paid out $435 million in awards. (Our clients received $100 million in 2014 – 2015…

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  • Stockbroker Pleads Guilty in Securities Fraud

    … years in prison. Cocuzzo, 38, was charged with defrauding investors in a publicly traded company called ForceField Energy, Inc. Cucuzzo received kickbacks from the company’s executive for purchasing the company's stock in his clients' brokerage accounts. In 2015, Cucuzzo and his co-conspirators used cash payments, prepaid cell phones and encrypted…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 13 readers -
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