Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Calabasas Anesthesiologist gets 14 months in prison for accepting bribes

On Friday, a court sentenced Calabasas Dr. Amir Friedman to 14 months in federal prison for accepting $788,140 in bribes and kickbacks in a conspiracy to defraud insurance companies. In October 2019, Friedman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy...

National Grid managers pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and kickback

On Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court, Patrick McCrann and Richard Zavada, two former employees of a utility company that was identified in a Public Service Commission document as National Grid, pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and kickbacks from the...

Three current and former NYPD officers indicted for bribery in kickback scheme

Two active NYPD officers, and one retiree, wound up being indicted on federal bribery charges Friday in connection with a kickback scheme tied to their assignments to a Queens precinct, law enforcement sources announced. James Davneiro, 42, of Bayside, Queens...

Two execs of Spine implant firm SpineFrontier charged with kickback scheme

Two executives of Massachusetts spinal implant company SpineFrontier Inc were arrested Tuesday on charges of bribing surgeons to use their products by paying them sham consulting fees, federal prosecutors announced. SpineFrontier founder and chief executive officer Kingsley Chin, 57, of...

Broward Health former director pleads guilty to accepting $400,000 in kickbacks

Broward Health’s former procurement director admitted accepting over $400,000 in kickbacks as he pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday. Brian Bravo, 46, of Pembroke Pines, entered the guilty plea in federal district court in Fort Lauderdale, prosecutors announced....

South Africa’s Special Tribuna froze Eskom manager’s bank account over alleged kickbacks

The Special Tribunal on Friday froze the bank accounts of another senior Eskom manager over millions in alleged kickbacks. The SIU had launched civil proceedings against the power utility’s coal operations senior manager, Petrus Mazibuko, after a whistle-blower alerted them...

Biogen fined $22m to resolve U.S. kickback probe

Biogen Inc has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve U.S. allegations that it illegally used two charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a means to pay them kickbacks to use its multiple sclerosis drugs. The...

U.S indicts Venezuelan in kickback scheme linked to PDVSA

A dual Venezuelan-Italian citizen who controlled multiple companies via U.S. based bank accounts was charged in an indictment returned Tuesday for his role in laundering the proceeds of inflated contracts that were obtained by making bribe payments to officials...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to fraud and kickback in U.S. opioid crisis probe

Purdue Pharma LP pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investigation into the drugmaker’s role in the U.S. opioid crisis. During a court hearing...

Medical device maker Medtronic fined $9 million over kickback payments

Medtronic has agreed to pay a total of more than $9 million dollars to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to a South Dakota neurosurgeon, federal prosecutors announced today.   The Minnesota-based medical device maker is accused of violating the False...

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Baltimore County Police officer accused of accepting bribes in exchange for handgun licenses

Indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury, a Baltimore County Police officer faces six counts of honest services wire...