Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Medical device maker Merit Medical agrees to pay $18m to settle false claims

Medical device maker Merit Medical Systems Inc. (MMSI), of South Jordan, Utah, has agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that the company caused the submission of false claims to the Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE programs by paying...

Gilead Sciences settles kickback probe for $97 million

Gilead Sciences Inc has agreed to pay $97 million to resolve U.S. government claims it used a purportedly independent charity to pay illegal kickbacks to cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs for its pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Letairis. The U.S. Department...

New York clinics manager convicted in medical kickback and laundering scheme

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 156 months in prison today for his role in a vast multimillion-dollar health care kickback and money laundering conspiracy, the Department of Justice announced today. Aleksandr Pikus, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced...

Former college facilities director pleads guilty to accepting $1 million kickback

A former maintenance director for American International College, Cornell University and other educational institutions has admitted to accepting nearly $1 million in kickbacks from hired contractors. Floyd Young, of Shelton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts,...

Bloomingdale Township road commissioner indicted for receiving kickbacks

A suburban Chicago road commissioner was indicted Thursday on federal charges alleging he took kickbacks from an excavation company to which he steered business over eight years. The indictment alleges Robert Czerek, 69. the elected head of the Bloomingdale Township...

Former CEO of Comprehensive Pain Specialists jailed in $4m medicare kickback scheme

A former Middle Tennessee health care executive will spend 42 months in prison for his role in a nearly $4 million kickback scheme, federal prosecutors said. John Davis, 42, of Franklin, who ran Comprehensive Pain Specialists from 2011 to 2017, was...

Sober home operators charged in $2 million kickback scheme

A mother and her two sons from Boca Raton are facing multiple criminal charges in connection to a multi-million dollar kickback scheme around an addiction treatment center in Lake Park. The State Attorney's Office arrested Mimi Joy Bieda, 61; Levi...

Six Pharmacy owners charged in $14 million kickback and bribery scheme

Six pharmacy owners and marketers have been charged in an updated federal indictment for their part in a scheme in which $14 million in illegal kickbacks and bribes were paid after doctors prescribed compounded drugs covered by federal insurance,...

Ecclesia college ex-president’s bribery conviction upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of the former president of a private Christian college in northwestern Arkansas who pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme involving state legislators. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on...

Texas Southern University in turmoil over admission bribery revelations

Unqualified students were admitted to and given scholarships at the Texas Southern University law school while applications from hundreds of other law school hopefuls were never reviewed, according to the results of a university internal investigation obtained by The...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Loses Appeal of 1MDB Conviction

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