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Thomas Fox

Farewell to Dr. Z: A Guilty Plea and Two Indictments in 1MDB

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In a three-count Indictment, another Goldman Sachs employee, Roger Ng, was charged with conspiracy to violate the FCPA and money-laundering. Ng was arrested in Singapore and will presumably be transported to the US to stand...more

Michael Volkov

Goldman Sachs and the 1MDB Criminal Prosecutions

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The 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal (“1MDB scandal”) has been making headlines for the past few years. The turning point for US prosecutors was the cooperation of Malaysian law enforcement and the corruption allegations...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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More on yesterday’s news of a split power-generation division at GE, including why fixing the ailing business is such an important task for new CEO Larry Culp and what federal criminal and civil accounting probes mean for the...more

Michael Volkov

Doctor and Two Medical Equipment Officers Head to Jail for Illegal Kickback Scheme

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The Justice Department’s commitment – resources and public statements – has continued at a steady pace in the Trump Administration. Some might diminish the effort by recognizing that fraud is so pervasive that it is like...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

DOJ Secures First Ever Conviction for Violating FATCA

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has secured its first conviction ever under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, through the guilty plea of Adrian Baron, a former executive of Loyal Bank Ltd., a bank with...more

Michael Volkov

Hospital Official and Three Dentists Convicted for Kickback and Bribery in RICO Criminal Case (Part II of IV)

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The Justice Department has continued to pursue healthcare fraud and bribery criminal prosecutions. Healthcare fraud remains a high priority for criminal enforcement....more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Personal liability trend continues: Health care CEO gets jail time for fraud scheme

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that the CEO of Indiana-based American Senior Communities (ASC) was sentenced to over 9 years in federal prison for his involvement in a “massive fraud, kickback, and money...more

Ruder Ware

Treatment Center Pleads Guilty to Anti-kickback Statute Violations Involving Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the guilty plea of two individual alcohol and substance abuse treatment center owners for their participation in what the DOJ labeled a “multi-million dollar health care...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Second Circuit Addresses Victims’ Rights, Restitution, and Asset Forfeiture in Insurance Context

In a case arising out of the CityTime scandal, the Second Circuit issued a thoughtful opinion addressing the operation of restitution and asset forfeiture on victims of white-collar crime. ...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

DOJ Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against a Compounding Pharmacy and Private Equity Firm

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently intervened in a False Claims Act (FCA) case that raises a variety of interesting allegations, including payment of kickbacks by a compounding pharmacy to contracted marketing companies...more

Michael Volkov

Justice Department Closes Out 2017 with 2 FCPA Actions: Keppel Offshore and Marine and Embraer Individual

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The Department of Justice finished 2017 with two significant FCPA enforcement actions, and fittingly, one was a corporate settlement and another was an individual criminal guilty plea. The Justice Department’s final FCPA...more

Burr & Forman

Burr Alert: Part I: White Collar Courier: Delivering News and Providing Guidance in White Collar Matters

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Before joining Burr & Forman, I was a federal prosecutor for a little over a decade focusing on health care fraud and general white collar matters. In that role, I was a member of a prosecution team that secured guilty...more

BakerHostetler

Physicians in the Bulls-eye

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Several recently reported cases highlight the growing risk physicians face if they succumb to competitive pressures, especially offers of remuneration from labs, pharmacies, home health agencies and other providers to whom...more

Michael Volkov

ArthroCare CEO Reconvicted for Fraud

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The healthcare industry continues to be a frequent target for criminal prosecutions. More importantly, federal prosecutors are ready, willing and able to bring criminal cases against C-Suite actors involved in healthcare...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Consultant found guilty of illegal kickbacks by “referring” doctors’ patients to another medical provider in exchange for...

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Under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)(1)(A) it is a felony for a physician to solicit or receive a kickback “in return for referring” a Medicaid or Medicare patient to another medical provider. But as a recent decision by the Eighth...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Second Circuit Reinforces Narrow Definition of 'Official Act' in Politician's Fraud Case

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On July 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was convicted in 2015 on seven counts of honest services fraud, Hobbs Act...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Silver Conviction Vacated Due To Jury Instructions

Yesterday the Second Circuit (Cabranes, Wesley, Sessions, D.J.) released an opinion vacating the conviction of Sheldon Silver and remanding the case to the district court for further proceedings including a retrial. The...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Reimbursement Manager Pleads Guilty for Prior Authorization Process Issues

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On Monday, June 19, 2017, Elizabeth Gurrieri became the second former employee of Insys Therapeutics (Insys) to plead guilty to federal anti-kickback charges related to the drug Subsys, an expensive fentanyl-based painkiller....more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Twelve-Year Sentence for Medicaid Diaper Scam

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Maria Paz Garza was the King Midas of incontinence supplies: she turned diapers into dollars—over two and a half million of them, according to the government’s indictment. She did it through a scheme that charged Texas...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

New York Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Involvement In $26 Million “Billing Mill”

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Last month, a New York man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly operating a $26 million scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. The defendant allegedly established 6 medical clinics in Brooklyn that paid elderly...more

Carlton Fields

Health Care Fraud and Abuse in the Middle District of Florida in 2016 - a Year in Review

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The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Middle District of Florida (USAO-MDFL) prosecuted several civil health care fraud matters in 2016 and issued related press releases. A review of the USAO-MDFL’s criminal and...more

Michael Volkov

T’Was the Week After Christmas: General Cable and Mexico Aviation FCPA Prosecutions

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You know this has been a big year in FCPA enforcement when DOJ and the SEC announce two FCPA settlements during the usually sleepy week between Christmas and New Years. And what a year it has been – more to follow in my...more

Michael Volkov

Two Executives Charged in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Criminal Investigation

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Two executives were charged last week with criminal violations in the Southern District of New York relating to Valeant Pharmaceuticals activities. These charges are the first of more to come in an ongoing investigation...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Key Takeaways: Fourth Annual Seminar for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies

On October 5, 2016, Skadden hosted its Fourth Annual Seminar for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies. The seminar focused on the current and developing challenges facing such companies and included...more

Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx

Former Home Health Agency Owner Sentenced to 20 Years for $57MM Medicare Fraud

The US Department of Justice announced that Khaled Elbeblaswy, the former owner and manager three Miami-area home health agencies, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay $36.4 million in restitution for his...more

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