Michigan /ˈmɪʃɨɡən/ is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the 9th most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area (the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River). Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit.Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "the U.P.
Posts about Michigan
  • Guaranty Bank – FDIC Closure and Whistleblower Post

    … on for years. Whistleblower Awards for Bank Fraud or Misconduct In 1989, Congress passed the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act – FIRREA for short. When originally passed, Congress hoped the law would be used to prosecute small town bankers who frequently used the bank as their own personal piggy bank. Bad loans were rampant…

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  • Stealing from the Dead – Accounting Malpractice Post

    …. (Remember, Smart now works for the brokerage firm.) In December of 2004, Smith Barney decided to hire outside counsel to review the matter. Unfortunately, it appears that Singer selected the attorney! No surprises, attorney Peter Jensen signed off on the transactions. (Jensen and his law firm were sued for their alleged role in the fraud…

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  • USFS Settles Crisis Era False Claims Act Mortgage Fraud Case

    … settled long ago but there are still a few stragglers. This week the Justice Department announced a $48 million settlement with United Shore Financial Services (USFS). The government claims the Michigan based lender wrote bad loans that were insured by taxpayers. USFS is a direct endorsement lender. That means it can write loans…

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  • Federal Appeals Court Win for Whistleblowers

    … the Act, whistleblowers can file lawsuits on behalf of the United States. The law can only be used, however, if there is a loss or fraud involving government funds or programs. Examples include home health care agencies that defraud Medicare, defense contractors that bilk the military and mortgage companies that engage in bad underwriting practices…

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  • Dr Death Declares His Innocence… from Prison! (Farid Fata MD)

    …. Sentencing of Farid Fata In July of 2015, Fata was sentenced to 45 years in prison for Medicare fraud. At his age, he probably won’t make it out of prison alive. What did Fata do to deserve 45 years in prison? Prosecutors say that he defrauded Medicare by prescribing dangerous chemo drugs to patients that didn’t need them and in some cases didn’t even…

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  • Supreme Court Denies Cert in Gillette

    … On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari to the California Supreme Court filed by The Gillette Company and three other corporations, seeking review of the California high court’s decision in Gillette v. Franchise Tax Board. 363 P.3d 94 (Cal. 2015). The issue presented by the petition…

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  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    … in motorcyclist fatalities; however, a total of 32 states (including Texas) leave the decision up to the riders. In 2012, Michigan repealed its helmet law (for the second time). Immediately after the law was repealed, doctors in emergency rooms noticed a sudden increase in serious head injuries from motorcycle crashes. The increase led to a three-year study…

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  • Mulholland Twins Sentenced 10 to 20 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

    … Mulholland Twins Sentenced 10 to 20 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:15 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A Michigan judge has sentenced twins James Mulholland of St. Petersburg, Florida and Thomas Mulholland of Midland, Michigan to10 to 20 years in prison and ordered them to pay…

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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

    …% Mississippi – 7.9% Maine – 7.7 % Tennessee – 6.7% Missouri – 6.4% South Carolina – 6.4% Michigan – 6.3% It is interesting to note that eight of the top ten are situated in the South, if you count West Virginia. Not surprisingly, the SSA list closely parallels 2015’s United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Annual Report…

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  • Medicaid Fraud CEO Spends $510,000 Taxpayer Money on Psychic

    … earmarked for mental health services on a psychic. Erv Brinker once ran Summit Pointe, a Michigan mental health agency. In July of last year he was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office with two counts of Medicaid fraud conspiracy and one count of embezzlement by a public official. Prosecutors claim that Brinker stole Medicaid money…

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  • What Is SEO and How Does It Affect Your Law Firm?

    … because Time is a respectable news source with a track record of quality journalism. You also know that the Flint, Michigan water crisis has been widely covered by nearly all major news outlets for weeks. Determining which magazine is more legitimate is easy for most people. A lifetime of experience and knowledge allows people to decipher…

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  • RT News

    … all over the place.” “For many drivers, this is their livelihood. These people are entitled to minimum wage and overtime just like everyone else.” But the latest lawsuit brings the same issue back to square one, since the previous lawsuit, which took over three years to settle, set no precedent due to being settled out of court. Uber has fought…

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