By Ethan Barton | 11/21/13 06:49 PM
Dr. Jose Katz was sentenced Tuesday to six and a half years in prison and ordered to pay $19 million in restitution after federal prosecutors said he subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary and potentially life-threatening tests and treatment, sometimes by unlicensed personnel, in an...
By Ethan Barton | 11/20/13 07:22 PM
Federal inspectors general told Congress they could save taxpayers billions of dollars if they had bigger staffs to investigate waste, fraud and corruption. “Potential savings represent about a $17 return on every dollar invested in the IGs,” Peggy Gustafson, inspector general of the Small...
By Ethan Barton | 11/19/13 12:00 PM
After living as a fugitive in Ukraine for two years, Irina Shelikhova was sentenced Nov. 12 to 15 years in federal prison for leading a $77 million Medicare fraud scheme involving bribery, falsified records and money laundering over a five-year period. Shelikhova, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
By Ethan Barton | 11/08/13 02:21 PM
Two North Hollywood, Calif. brothers pleaded guilty to trying to steal $87,500 of packaged beef, according to the Kansas district of the Justice Department. Oganes Nagapetian, 53, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit interstate shipment fraud, and Tigran Nagapetian, 50, pleaded guilty to...
By Ethan Barton | 11/08/13 02:12 PM
Edward Woodard, former CEO of the Virginia Bank of the Commonwealth, was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for masterminding a massive fraud scheme that led to the bank's failure. That failure also cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation $333 million, according to a report by...
By Ethan Barton | 11/07/13 07:57 AM
Department of Energy officials hid from investigators information about financial and performance failures of a company that got $135 million in government-backed loans.
By Ethan Barton | 11/05/13 02:33 PM
Neckties, silk scarves, Christmas ornaments and other “swag” accounted for at least $790,000 inappropriately spent by a division of the U.S. Marshals Service from 2005 to 2010, according to a report released by the Justice Department's internal watchdog Tuesday. The marshals' Investigative...
By Ethan Barton | 11/01/13 11:54 AM
Medicare inappropriately paid $23 million for services that began after the death of more than 17,000 beneficiaries in 2011, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general.
By Ethan Barton | 10/31/13 11:38 AM
Poor relations with the government of Belarus have led to understaffing and structural issues, among other serious problems, at the U.S. embassy in Minsk, the State Department’s inspector general said.
By Ethan Barton | 10/31/13 11:17 AM
Two Miami men pleaded guilty last week to money laundering in a $10.5 million Medicare fraud scheme using shell companies, the Justice Department said Thursday.
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