Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Detroit Home Health Owner Jailed in $1.5 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

The owner of a Michigan home health agency was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a scheme involving approximately $1.5 million in Medicare claims for home health services that were procured through the payment...

Sanford Health Fined $20.25 Million for Kickbacks and Unnecessary Spinal Surgeries

The Department of Justice announced today that hospital entities Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center, and Sanford Clinic (collectively, Sanford), of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have agreed to pay $20.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly...

Former Army colonel sentenced to federal prison for Fort Gordon fraud, kickback scheme

A former active-duty U.S. Army colonel has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for accepting bribes to help steer military contracts to a business fraudulently claiming status as a small business. Anthony R. Williams, 59, of Vienna, Va.,...

Manufacturing executive jailed for role in Amtrak bribery scheme

A Delaware man will spend 18 months behind bars for his involvement in a bribery scheme that helped land millions of dollars in Amtrak contracts for the manufacturing company where he worked, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Donald Scott Cruthers, 45,...

Miami healthcare exec Philip Esformes found guilty of paying kickbacks and bribes

Philip Esformes, an obsessive businessman who built an empire of healthcare facilities in Miami-Dade, was found guilty Friday of 20 charges, including paying bribes and kickbacks, in a scheme to generate streams of Medicare patients for his businesses. The wealthy...

Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme

The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc INSY.O pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness. Michael Babich, who resigned as the...

Contractor pleads guilty to Detroit airport kickback scheme

A contractor has pleaded guilty to paying more than $5 million to a Detroit-area airport official who submitted inflated bills and got a share of the spoils. Prosecutors say William Pritula’s company was hired for road repair and water line...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Loses Appeal of 1MDB Conviction

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak's conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal...