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By The Dispatch On Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Montgomery County Doctor, Spiro Kassis Charged with Illegally Prescribing Opioids

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Spiro Y. Kassis, M.D., 66, of Plymouth Township, PA, was charged by Information with 14 criminal counts of distributing dangerous and addictive opioids and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Doctor and 3 Others in Bergen County Charged in $10 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A doctor and three people associated with a pharmacy were charged today with their respective roles in defrauding the federal workers’ compensation program in a $10 million scheme involving illegal kickbacks and More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Doctor Paul Mathieu and Hatem Behiry Found Guilty of Participating in $30 Million Fraud Scheme

Geoffrey S.  Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that medical doctor PAUL J. MATHIEU and physical therapy doctor HATEM BEHIRY were each found guilty of participating More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Doctor, Omar Almusa Sentenced for Unlawfully Dispensing Vicodin and Defrauding the University of Pittsburgh

 A former Pittsburgh radiologist has been sentenced in federal court to two years (24 months) in prison, three years’ supervised release, and order to pay a fine of $15,000 and restitution in the amount of $728 More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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West Virginia physician, Dr. George Naum found Guilty of Illegally distributing Drugs

Dr. George P. Naum, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was found guilty today of illegally distributing controlled substances, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. After a six-day trial, a jury found Naum, guilty More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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South Texas Doctors, John Ramirez and Anh Do Sentenced for Medicare Fraud Schemes

Two  Houston, Texas physicians were sentenced to 25 and three-year prison terms for their roles in separate schemes to defraud Medicare out of payments for medical services. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 1st, 2019
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West Virginia Physician, Dr. Felix Brizuela Convicted of Illegal Opioid Distribution

Following a six-day trial, Dr. Felix Brizuela, Jr., of Harrison City, Pennsylvania, was found guilty on January 14, 2018 of 15 counts of “Distribution of Controlled Substances Outside the Bounds of Professional More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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South Texas Doctor, Faiz Ahmed Sentenced to 5 Years for Fraudulent Medical Clinic

A Houston, Texas doctor was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release today for his role in a fraudulent medical clinic that ran costly, unnecessary diagnostic tests. Assistant More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Mississippi Doctor, Carl Reddix Ordered to Forfeit Assets for Bribery

Chief United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III today ordered convicted felon, Dr. Carl Reddix, 60, of Jackson, to forfeit bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and land to satisfy a judgment of $1,266,438.00 More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Doctor, Aaron C. Rouse Sentenced for conspiracy to distribute illegal opioids without a Medical Purpose

A Las Vegas, Nevada, doctor was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in a prescription drug conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone and oxycodone by allowing his co-conspirators to write More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Burkina Faso: Dr Ken Elliott has been an Al-Qaeda captive for 1000 days, was running a hospital

(International Christian Concern) –Dr. Ken Elliott has now spent more than 1000 days in the captivity of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb(AQIM). It was on 15 January, 2016 when Dr. Elliott and his wife, Jocelyn, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Florida doctor Kenneth Rivera-Kolb pleads guilty to dealing opioids, drugs out of substance abuse treatment facility

The Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment center in Wellington, Florida, pled guilty today to unlawfully distributing controlled substances (opioids, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines). Ariana Fajardo More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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Boston doctor Harold Altvater convicted for insider trading in case involving the leukemia drug Iclusig

A Methuen physician was convicted today by a federal jury of insider trading in the shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals based on information gleaned from his spouse, who worked at the company. Harold Altvater, 57, was More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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Kansas City doctor, Jeffrey Hassenflug pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former Kansas City, Mo., physician was sentenced in federal court today for distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey A. Hassenflug, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to seven years More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Brooklyn: Therapists defrauding disabled children program arrested

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Kaderrah Doyle, Cara Steinberg, Marina Golfo, Ego Onaga, Lyubov Beylina, Danielle Scopinich, Patricia Hakim and Enock Mensah with stealing More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Forest Park Medical Center Doctor, Wade Barker pleads guilty to healthcare bribes and kickbacks

A Mesquite-based bariatric surgeon today formally admitted his role in the $200 million Forest Park Medical Center fraud, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. 53-year-old Wade More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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Pittsburgh: Dr Nabil Jabbour indicted for health care fraud, money laundering and illegal Suboxone prescriptions

A Greensburg physician has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of distribution of buprenorphine, a Schedule III controlled substance, outside the usual course of professional practice; More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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West Virginia: Ohio doctor, Tod Hagins, sentenced to 5 years for illegally writing prescriptions, medical fraud

Dr. Tod Hagins, of Wintersville, Ohio, was sentenced today to 57 months incarceration for writing fraudulent prescriptions to be sold on the streets from his Weirton, West Virginia practice, United States Attorney More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Florida: Port Charlotte Dr John Janick sentenced in audit obstruction case

U.S. District Judge Steven Merrday has sentenced Dr. John Janick (73, Port Charlotte) to five months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for obstructing a Medicare audit. As part of his sentence, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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Cyprus police arrest Israeli Moshe Harel, ‘ringleader’ of global organ trafficking ring

Police in Cyprus have arrested an Israeli man described as the “ringleader” of a world-wide organ trafficking network that operated out of the tiny Balkan country of Kosovo several years ago. Identified More...


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