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2010-04-06 17:04:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Detroit-area resident pleaded guilty today for her role in an infusion and injection therapy scheme to defraud Medicare, announced the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS). Miriam Freytes, 49, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan. At sentencing, scheduled for Aug. 5, 2010, Freytes faces a maximum...

2010-03-31 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General advocate for specific policies, rather than objectively monitoring HHS programs and how well their goals are achieved? The homecare community is posing that question after the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report last summer that the OIG acknowledged was flawed but still used the results to advocate this month for lowering Medicare reimbursement...

2010-03-18 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the USDA Inspector General's audit of the national organic standards and labeling program, released Thursday. Leahy is the "father" of the national program and author of the 1990 Organic Foods Production Act. Leahy also led on the Senate Appropriations Committee in securing funds for the audit. The report is now available on the Inspector General's website in the "What's New"...

2010-03-01 17:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bassey Monday Idiong, Linda Eteimo Ere Kendabie and Modupe Babanumi each pleaded guilty today in connection with their roles in an "arthritis kit" Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno of the Southern District of Texas; Richard C. Powers, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI's Houston office; and Special Agent-in-Charge Mike Fields of the Dallas...

2010-02-26 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based Mariner Health Care Inc. and SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services LLC, as well as their principals, Leonard Grunstein, Murray Forman and Rubin Schron, have agreed to pay the United States and several states $14 million, the Justice Department announced today. This settlement arises from allegations of the United States that the defendants solicited kickback payments from Omnicare, the nation's largest pharmacy that specializes...

2010-01-25 18:50:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit-area resident Jessica Vigil pleaded guilty today for her role in a Detroit-area home health care fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara L. McQuade; Special Agent in Charge Andrew G. Arena of the FBI's Detroit Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of...

2010-01-22 17:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troy, Mich., physician Toe Myint was convicted today by a Detroit jury of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a $4.2 million Medicare Fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan; Special-Agent-in-Charge Andrew G. Arena of the FBI's Detroit Field Office; and Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health...

2010-01-12 17:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami resident Ingrid Mazorra pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Miami to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Terrence I. Berg of the Eastern District of Michigan; Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI's Detroit Field Office; and Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health &...

2009-12-18 16:23:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackson, Mich., resident Terrence Hicks and Detroit residents Muhammed Al Mahdi and John Saunders pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan this week for their roles in a $4.2 million Medicare fraud scheme, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Andrew G. Arena of the FBI's Detroit Field...

2009-12-14 12:30:00

As 1st Anniversary of Kingston Coal Ash Spill Nears, EIP Report Exposes TVA's Pollution, Poor Environmental Track Record, and Reveals How TVA Avoids Compliance with Federal Environmental Laws; EIP and Top Groups Call on White House to Reform TVA. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight decades after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to bring power to the southeastern United States, the TVA should no longer be exempt from federal...


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