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By The Dispatch On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Health Care Facility Owner, Philip Esformes Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida health care facility owner guilty today for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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DOJ sides with court finding Obamacare mandate unconstitutional

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it is siding with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The DOJ previously argued in court that the law’s pre-existing More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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RGV Man, Ivar Cantu Sentenced for Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former account representative for a toxicology testing company has been ordered to prison in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicare, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Ivar Cantu, 47, of Palmview, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Insurance and Telemedicine: What Is Being Covered, And By Whom?

What Is Telemedicine? In the healthcare industry, the term telemedicine is used to explain the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients via channels like the web, and mobile devices. It allows patients to interact More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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New London Psychiatrist, Bassam Awwa Pays 3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney John H. Durham, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Stuart Physician, Sheetal Kumar Convicted of 23 Counts of Health Care Fraud

On February 15, 2019, a doctor who previously worked in Stuart, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury of committing repeated acts of health care fraud. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Planned Parenthood Videos Will Be Shown in Court

Judge Christopher Hite of the San Francisco Superior Court denied the requests of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his abortion allies to seal and shield from public viewing the video evidence to More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Florida: Dr. Sheetal Kumar convicted of Medicare and insurance fraud

A Stuart, Florida physician was recently convicted by a federal jury of committing repeated acts of health care fraud. photo/ Nick Youngson Sheetal Kanar Kumar, M.D., 48, formerly of Stuart, Florida, was found More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Praxis Center: America’s healthcare is ripe with ‘structural racism’ and part of ‘global medical apartheid’

Follow the leftist headlines and you will be told that America is a racist country and now the health care system is also to blame. A new post on Praxis Center by Dr. Michelle Morse highlights how the “New More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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York Man, Nagy Mohamed Abdelhamed Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Nagy Mohamed Abdelhamed, age 68, of York, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones 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 Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
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McAllen Man, George Moreno Sent to Prison in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

An operator of a durable medical equipment (DME) company was ordered to federal prison following his admission of defrauding Medicaid, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. George Louis Moreno, 59, of McAllen, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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Cheyenne Psychologist And His Wife Sentenced to 37 Months for Health Care Fraud

John Robert Sink, Jr., 68, and Diane Marie Sink, 63, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, were sentenced on December 3, 2018, to serve 37 months in prison for making false statements as part of a scheme to fraudulently bill Wyoming 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 Sunday, November 4th, 2018
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London Cardiologist, Anis Chalhoub Sentenced to 42 Months for Health Care Fraud

Yesterday, London physician Dr. Anis Chalhoub was sentenced, by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, to serve 42 months in federal prison for health care fraud.  In April 2018, a federal jury returned More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Home Health Agency Owners and Employees Convicted for Roles in Medicaid Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found two home health owners and two employees guilty today for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare and Medicaid for over $3.7 million in charges when the owners had previously been excluded More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Florida Elections 2018: No surprise, Organize Florida endorses Democrats over Republicans

Organize Florida and its members have released a slate of endorsements for the November elections who will champion the working class and fight for fair and equitable communities that include access to affordable More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Florida Governor race: Andrew Gillum vs Ron DeSantis, how close is it really

The recent polls continue to show a tight race between Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis to be the next Florida governor. Chris Hudson from Americans for Prosperity Action sm  (AFP-Action) spoke with Brandon Jones More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Houston: Mercy Ainabe sentenced for Medicare fraud and health care kickbacks

A Houston, Texas-area patient recruiter was sentenced to 108 months in prison today for her role in a $3.6 million Medicare fraud scheme involving fraudulent claims for home health services. Assistant Attorney General 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...


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