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White Collar Roundup - June 2019
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York sentenced a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Arizona to three months in prison.
United States
3 Jul 2019
DOJ Says Noncompliance With Manuals Is Not Enough For Prosecution – Or Is It?
In December 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) formalized its position on limiting the use of guidance documents issued by federal agencies to govern its prosecution decisions.
United States
20 Feb 2019
White Collar Roundup - January 2019
While focused more on street crime, the First Step Act brings a bevy of changes to sentencing and incarceration in the federal system.
United States
13 Feb 2019
White Collar Roundup - November 2018
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski made a splash at the NYU School of Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Conference by unveiling the new policy by the U.S. DOJ for selecting corporate monitors.
United States
12 Nov 2018
Crunching The Numbers: The Sentencing Guidelines And Healthcare Fraud
In United States v. Mehmood, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the conviction of Zafar Mehmood and Badar Ahmadani but vacated their sentences and remanded for resentencing.
United States
14 Aug 2018
White Collar Roundup - August 2018
The National Cyber Security Centre—and yes, it's British—released a report titled "The cyber threat to UK legal sector."
United States
14 Aug 2018
White Collar Roundup - February 2018
As reported here, here and here, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has been in hot pursuit of the litigation manual of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), known as the "Blue Book."
United States
7 Feb 2018
Another Guilty Plea In The Compounding Pharmacy Investigation In The Garden State
Timothy Frazer, a commercial construction estimator, admitted his role in a $50 million health care fraud conspiracy in New Jersey.
United States
14 Dec 2017
Guilty Pleas Abound in Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Prosecution
Joon H. Kim, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, reported that a doctor and four executives pleaded guilty to a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid.
United States
14 Dec 2017
False Claims Act's Materiality Standard Strikes Again
The "rigorous" materiality requirement in False Claims Act cases post-Universal Health Servs., Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar just cost a relator millions of dollars.
United States
11 Oct 2017
Heartache For Cardiac-Monitoring Companies Caught Cheating
The allegations were raised in a lawsuit filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act.
United States
12 Jul 2017
Beware the Federal Travel Act in Healthcare Fraud Cases
Another doctor pleaded guilty in the Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) test referral scheme in New Jersey.
United States
5 May 2017
Massive Healthcare Fraud Takedown
U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that the Medicare Fraud Strike Force (MFSF) arrested approximately 300 people, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, in 36 federal districts.
United States
11 Jul 2016
Getting the Inside Dope on FDA Decisions
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced charges against several individuals allegedly involved in a scheme to profit by trading ahead of approvals by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
United States
7 Jul 2016
DOJ Looks to Clamp Down on Nursing Home Fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces to combat fraud in the nursing home industry.
United States
7 Apr 2016
Expedite Readiness! OCR Confirms HIPAA Audits To Begin In Early 2016
Forced to respond to a stinging audit report recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that found less than effective enforcement...
United States
9 Oct 2015
U.S. Intervenes In False Claims Act "Upcoding" Action
Day Pitney's July 2014 White Collar Roundup included the following item relating to the pending whistleblower case against IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.
United States
23 Sep 2015
243 Charged In $712 Million Medicare Fraud Takedown
As FBI Director James B. Comey said, "[O]ne dollar stolen from our health care programs is one dollar too many."
United States
8 Jul 2015
White Collar Roundup - July 2015
Cybersecurity and cyberbreaches are all over the news these days. But who would have guessed that this hot topic would rear its head in relation to America's favorite pastime?
United States
6 Jul 2015
$2.3 Billion Recovered By DOJ In Healthcare Fraud Cases In Fiscal 2014
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from False Claims Act (FCA) civil cases in fiscal year 2014.
United States
3 Dec 2014
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