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By The Dispatch On Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: Medicare for All is ‘Medicare for Nobody’

The Medicare in the Sanders Medicare-for-All bill is not the same program that retirees were taxed for their entire working lives, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). In fact, it abolishes More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Houston: Hospital administrator, Starsky Bomer, gets 10 years for Medicare fraud scheme

Hospital administrator, Starsky Bomer, 46, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for his role in a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme involving partial hospitalization programs. photo/ More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Home health care owner, Diandra Bankhead pleads guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid

Diandra Bankhead, the owner and operator of Elite Homecare (“Elite”), an Atlanta-based home healthcare provider, has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by submitting thousands of fraudulent claims for services More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Medical business owner, Detra Pate sentenced to 10 years for medicare fraud

The owner of a Thomson, Ga., medical equipment company was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison Tuesday, July 30, for a wide-ranging Medicare fraud scheme. Detra Wiley Pate, owner and CEO of Southern More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Anesthesiologist, Anna Steiner Indicted for Role in $7 Million Telemedicine Health Care Fraud

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Anna Steiner, an anesthesiologist, was arraigned on an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit health care fraud for her alleged role in a telemedicine scheme More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 21st, 2019
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South Florida Pill Mill Owner, Scott Novick Sentenced for $2.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The owner of a pain clinic and a pharmacy in South Florida was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme. Assistant More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Los Angeles Dentist, Benjamin Rosenberg Sentenced to 40 Months for Role in Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Los Angeles, California-based dentist was sentenced to 40 months in prison today for his role in a $3.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he billed numerous dental insurance carriers for crowns and fillings More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Houston Woman, Egondu Koko Sentenced to 188 Months for $20 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Houston, Texas patient recruiter was sentenced to 188 months in prison today for her role in a $20 million scheme to pay illegal health care kickbacks to physicians and Medicare beneficiaries in order to fraudulently More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Owner of Miami Home Health Agency, Dennys Hernandez Sentenced to 30 Months for Medicare Fraud

An owner of a now-defunct Miami, Florida, home health care agency was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his participation in a scheme that caused Medicare to pay approximately $1 million in false and fraudulent More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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New Orleans Man, Joseph Haynes Pleads Guilty for Scheme to Defraud Medicare

A New Orleans, Louisiana, man pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to solicit the payment of illegal health care kickbacks to several individuals, including two New Orleans-area physicians, for the referring 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, April 1st, 2019
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Mississippi Man, Glenn Beach Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

A Hattiesburg, Mississippi man pleaded guilty today for his role in a $200 million compounding pharmacy scheme to defraud health care benefit programs, including TRICARE, which is the program that covers U.S. military 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 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 Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Las Vegas Woman, Lorraine Riddiough Sentenced for Small Business Grant Schemes

A Las Vegas woman was sentenced yesterday to 34 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $13.9 million in restitution to victims in connection with a series of grant fraud schemes, announced U.S. Attorney More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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New England Pain Management Physician Sentenced to Prison for False Billing Scheme

A physician at the now-defunct New England Pain Management Associates Inc. was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for conspiring to falsify patient medical records in order to obtain payments from Medicare 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 Guest Author On Friday, February 1st, 2019
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Investment Fraud Signs That You Should Always Be Wary Of

It’s a dream we’ve all had — to get rich, to become financially independent and to know that we’re set for life. It’s so easy to get blinded by the dream that we lose sight of what’s truly 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 Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Three Men Charged with Violating Federal Anti Kickback Laws

A grand jury returned an indictment today charging three men, including two physicians, with violations of the federal anti-kickback statute as well as conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney More...


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