Kickbacks

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

    …) Antitrust violations Credit card fraud Computer/internet fraud Bankruptcy fraud Embezzlement Tax evasion Public corruption Economic espionage/trade secret theft Environmental law violations Counterfeiting Financial institution fraud Insurance fraud Kickbacks Mail fraud Phone/telemarketer fraud Government fraud Intellectual property theft or piracy Money…

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  • Prime Pediatrics Dalton GA (New Medicaid Fraud Investigation)

    … that actually received, and billing for services that are not medically necessary. When unnecessary services are offered, patients are put at risk of physical harm. Medicare fraud can also include illegal kickbacks. The information that we have about Prime Pediatrics is limited to double billing. In our experience, however, once a clinic…

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  • Doc Injects Patients with Poison in Shocking Medicare Fraud Plot

    … 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. While we have…

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  • Venezuela Public Corruption and Fraud: More Whistleblowers Needed

    … by the American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice. For whistleblowers in the U.S., the SEC offers potent anti-retaliation tools and will frequently enter a case on its own to protect a whistleblower. The best protection, however, may be your anonymity. The SEC has a long and successful history of protecting…

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  • Tenet Exec INDICTED (Tenet Healthcare Whistleblower Post)

    … 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…

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  • Anatomy of a Force Placed Insurance Scheme (California)

    … is no bidding or shopping around for a better price. Wahl filed her lawsuit in 2008. She named ASIC as the defendant. It was filed as a class action meaning it was brought on behalf of all California homeowners who had claims similar to hers. Homeowners Can’t Afford to Sue Banks Suing a bank, servicer or insurance company is expensive. This case cost $4.9…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … a drug price suddenly skyrockets by 1000% or more. Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world. The same drugs you have in your medicine cabinet are often half the price in Canada. Yet last week, the Senate refused to endorse a measure to allow patients to get their drugs in Canada. Even liberal NJ Senator Cory Booker voted against it. Why…

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

    … never serve as a vehicle for corrupt, personal enrichment. The intersection of public corruption and securities fraud appears to be a busy one, but it’s one that we are committed to policing.” Hiding the Bribes Pay to play schemes are obviously illegal. We know from the indictment that the bribes were paid by two brokers. Over $100,000 worth of goods…

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  • Kickbacks, RICO and the Pharmaceutical Industry (Insys Post)

    … of those patients. That’s, that’s small potatoes. That’s nothing. That’s not what I’m here doing. I’m here selling [unintelligible] for the breakthrough pain. If I can successfully sell you the [unintelligible] for the breakthrough pain, do you have a thousand people in your practice, a thousand patients, twelve of them are currently on a rapid…

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  • Does Universal Health Services Kidnap Patients?

    … was paid to cruise inner city areas and pick up homeless and down trodden people. They are offered a free medical screening and promised room and board if they “correctly” answer certain questions about depression. Basically, the recruiter told Medicare / Medicaid eligible patient I can get you a nice place to stay for the winter but you must say that you…

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  • Radiology Centers & Illegal Practices – Whistleblower Award Post

    …. She also says the center paid kickbacks in the form of preferred provider discounts, forged prescriptions and operated several locations that were not licensed by Medicare. Rose Radiology Centers Settlement Rose ultimately settled both cases for a combined $8.71 million. The two women who brought the claims split a whistleblower award of $1.7…

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  • 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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  • 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

    … NY Attorney Anthony Cornachio Charged with Medicaid Fraud (photo from NY Attorney General’s Office) Don’t think that people charged with Medicaid fraud only wear white lab coats. Home health aides, billing specialists, pharmacies, hospitals, third party billing companies, patient recruiters and yes, lawyers have all been charged with Medicaid…

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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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