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2017 Trial for Alleged Leader in $1B Health Care Fraud

A fall 2017 trial date is set for a South Florida businessman accused of orchestrating a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme. Court records show a Miami federal judge on Wednesday scheduled 48-year-old Philip Esformes’ trial for Sept. 18. … Continue reading

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Former American Senior Communities Executives Indicted

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced the indictment of four individuals for their roles in a vast fraud, kickback, and money laundering scheme involving Indiana nursing home chain American Senior Communities (ASC).  Those charged include James Burkhart, 51, of Carmel, … Continue reading

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Former American Senior Communities Executives Indicted

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced the indictment of four individuals for their roles in a vast fraud, kickback, and money laundering scheme involving Indiana nursing home chain American Senior Communities (ASC).  Those charged include James Burkhart, 51, of Carmel, … Continue reading

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5 Defendants Face Charges in Pain Management Kickback Scheme

Physicians, CEO, Owner and Marketer Also Charged in Tax and Health Care Fraud Schemes Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury indicted five defendants on charges arising from a scheme whereby physicians and administrative personnel associated with a Maryland pain … Continue reading

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Couple Sentenced to Prison for Forging Diagnostic Tests

A Rockaway couple will spend years in federal prison after being sentenced Tuesday for forging physicians’ signatures on at least 10,500 MRIs, ultrasounds, echocardiograms and other diagnostic tests that the physicians never saw. Kirtish N. Patel, 54, and his wife, … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Alleges Kickbacks Paid to Doctors

Atrium Medical to Pay $11.5 Million Settlement in False Claims Case Hudson-based Atrium Medical Corp. has agreed to an $11.5 million settlement with former sales representative and whistle blower Esther Grace Sullivan over claims it paid improper kickbacks to doctors … Continue reading

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Salix Pharmaceuticals Used “Speaker Programs” to Pay Illegal Kickbacks

Salix Admits to Paying Doctors to Serve as “Speakers” at Programs that Were Primarily Social in Nature and Where the “Speakers” Spent Little or No Time Discussing the Relevant Salix Product Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern … Continue reading

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Abbott Labs Could Face $1B Whistleblower Fine for Off-Label Use of Stents

Abbott Laboratories could face a $1 billion fine in a federal whistle-blower lawsuit over off-label use of stents, and allegations of Medicare fraud and kickbacks paid to hospitals and physicians for such use. The jury trial began this week in … Continue reading

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Former Sales Rep for Opioid Drug Maker Pleads Guilty to Kickbacks

A former Insys Therapeutics sales rep has pleaded guilty to violating federal kickback laws in connection with an alleged scheme to boost sales of an opioid painkiller. The guilty plea is the latest development in a contentious drama involving Insys … Continue reading

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