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An Overview of Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The Justice Department in a September 7, 2015, memorandum entitled "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing," indicated a willingness to fo...

Can We Ever Achieve Affordable Health Care in the U.S.?

John Geyman | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

We have to recognize that the more unaffordable health care becomes, the less access to essential care Americans have and the worse their outcomes will be. In order to fix this huge and growing problem, we need to think much more broadly about needed approaches.

There's No Such Thing as a Free BBQ: Kickbacks Cost Physicians Too

Tim McCormack | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Tim McCormack

That the Government would pursue a physician for taking kickbacks should not come as a surprise; the Department of Justice has recently stepped up its enforcement of the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statutes against individual physicians.

Elizabeth Warren Hits Wall Street To Defend Obama Retirement Rule

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took a swipe at Wall Street Tuesday, detailing a host of vacations, cruises and other perks that retirement professio...

Loophole Mythology Versus Kickback Reality

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Loopholes are generally not accidental oversights by legislators. No, they are usually more accurately called "kickbacks," tossing money and/or power back to those who were so kind to provide major campaign support.

John Rudolf

'Staggering' Fraud Uncovered At Army Corps Of Engineers | John Rudolf | Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Two senior employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bilked the government out of $20 million through a "brazen" bribery and kickback scheme, fede...

Major Banks Engineered Decade-Long Kickback Scheme, Investigators Say

American Banker | Jeff Horwitz | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Many of the country's largest banks received $6 billion in kickbacks from mortgage insurers over the course of a decade, according to a previously und...

Johnson & Johnson Settles Foreign Bribery Charges

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

Johnson & Johnson on Friday agreed to pay $70 million to settle U.S. charges that it paid bribes and kickbacks to win business overseas, the first big...

Trading Places: Fraud in the Commodities Market

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

In the past six months a huge fraud concerning manipulation and racketeering in the silver market (and now it seems also gold) looks like the making of a horror film.

WSJ Misses the Point on 401(k) Fees

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Full disclosure of 401(k) fees, while a step in the right direction, will do little to remedy a system that practically insures most Americans will retire, if at all, with a sharply diminished quality of life.

SEC = Securities Executive Club

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Many people are now convinced that the SEC lets white collar criminals get away with murder. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently reported t...

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...


Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court gutted the honest-services fraud statute --"depriv[ing] another of the intangible right of honest se...

Blackwater Uses the F(raud) Word

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Two former Blackwater employees are charging that the private contractor billed the US to keep a Filipino prostitute on their payroll. And that's not even the most damaging charge.

The Worst Drug Company Marketing Techniques: Kickbacks And Fraud (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Huffington Post recently learned that pharmaceutical industry insiders are expecting the health care reform legislation agreed to between the Whit...

Big Pharma's Crime Spree: Drug Makers Pushing Products For Unapproved Uses

Bloomberg | David Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pfizer and Lilly lead a parade of U.S. companies that have paid $7 billion in penalties after promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA. This u...

Paying for Health Care -- Will Congress Have the Guts to Bust This Trust?

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Group Purchasing Organizations negotiate "sole source" contracts with hospitals, amounting to bald-faced kickbacks that save taxpayers not a dime.

Putting Kids In Jail For Profit

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In Pennsylvania they caught two judges jailing kids for profit. I think it would be a good idea to look into all situations of people of all ages being sentenced to any privately-run facility.