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2010-08-10 06:20:00

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's laboratory has more than 3200 forensic DNA cases in its backlog, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). "Our review determined that as of March 2010, the FBI Laboratory had a backlog of 3,211 forensic DNA cases. Given the FBI Laboratory's current rate of work, no new staff, and without any new cases, it would take the FBI Laboratory about 2 years to eliminate its existing forensic DNA...

2010-07-16 08:55:00

Early Morning Takedown Leads to Arrests, Charges and Execution of Search Warrants in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four people have been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than $251 million in false claims to the Medicare program in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston,...

2010-05-21 14:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and one of its former member hospitals, The Christ Hospital, have agreed to pay the United States $108 million to settle claims that they violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act by paying unlawful remuneration to doctors in exchange for referring cardiac patients to The Christ Hospital in a pay-to-play scheme, the Justice Department announced today. The United States alleged that...

2010-05-21 10:18:00

Archival Recovery Team Facebook page encourages public involvement WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has launched an Archival Recovery Team Facebook page. Through this new social media outreach, the OIG expands its effort to identify and recover alienated Federal holdings that belong in the collection of the National Archives. The URL is http://www.facebook.com/archivalrecoveryteam. (Logo:...

2010-05-14 14:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Miami-area resident who owned and operated an HIV infusion clinic was arrested today and charged for her alleged participation in a $23 million HIV infusion Medicare fraud scheme, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. An indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Miami charges Flor Crisologo, 58, with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, to cause the submission of false claims...

2010-05-05 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston-area residents Basil Kalu and Ju-Ying Qian, and Louisiana resident Darnell Willis pleaded guilty today in connection with their roles in a durable medical equipment Medicare fraud scheme, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. Qian, Willis and Kalu pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Atlas of the Southern District of Texas to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud....

2010-05-05 11:22:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Brooklyn, N.Y.-area residents have been charged in connection with a health care fraud scheme operated out of the Solstice Wellness Center, a Brooklyn-area clinic that purported to specialize in providing physical therapy and various diagnostic tests, announced the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS). Solstice executive Dmitry Shteyman, 35, and Solstice employees Aleksey Shteyman, 41; Maxsim Shvedkin, 38; and Sara...

2010-04-16 16:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami resident Hans Lobato pleaded guilty today to engaging in a fraudulent medical testing scheme, announced the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS). Lobato, 25, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Alan S. Gold in the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. As a result of his participation in the scheme, Lobato submitted or caused to be submitted $7.425...

2010-04-12 17:00:00

YONKERS, N.Y., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its May issue cover story, ShopSmart magazine provides extensive consumer advice on how to keep food safe at the store and at home, but notes that some hazards are beyond the ability of even the most careful consumer to avoid. Recognizing the need for fundamental change in our food safety laws, the report, the "New Rules of Food Safety," highlights the dangers posed by foodborne illness -- from peanut butter to spinach, cookie dough to...

2010-04-07 08:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learning Tree International Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $4.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act when it improperly invoiced federal agencies in advance for information technology training courses and kept federal funds for training courses that were never actually provided, the Justice Department announced today. Under its contract with the General Services Administration ("GSA"), Learning Tree...


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