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Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges for Role in $192 Million Compounded Medication Scheme; Pharmacy Marketer Also Pleads Guilty

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in Pharmacy Law on Monday , August 07, 2017.

DOJ Press Release: The Pharmacist in Charge of a Hattiesburg, Mississippi compounding pharmacy pleaded guilty today to health care fraud charges for his role in a scheme that defrauded TRICARE and private insurance companies out of at least $192 million in payments for medically unnecessary compounded medications. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of … Continue reading Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges for Role in $192 Million Compounded Medication Scheme; Pharmacy Marketer Also Pleads Guilty

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Orange County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office Under Fire for Illegal Informant Program

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in Public Corruption on Wednesday , July 12, 2017.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office has come under fire recently due to allegations of an illegal jailhouse informant program.

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L.A. District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Division Charges Palmdale Mayor, Two Consultants

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in White Collar Crime on Monday , June 26, 2017.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced last week that Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants Kimberly Anne Shaw and Susan Burgess Miller and failing to disclose the income on economic statements.[1] Ledford was charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of conflict of interest, and three counts of perjury. Shaw and Miller both face one count of conspiracy and one count each of embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.

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Four Family Members, Two Doctors Charged with $22 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme Underscore Need for Industry-Wide Reform

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in Criminal Law on Saturday , June 10, 2017.

In May, four family members and two doctors were charged in connection to a medical insurance fraud billing scheme. Pamela and Philip Ganong, owners of several sober-living homes across Southern California, allegedly formed a temporary staffing agency called Compass Rose Staffing to act as the “front” for the scheme.

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