Monday, September 6, 2010

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

60 Minutes, The $60 Billion Fraud  (incredible story of medicare and medicaid fraud in South Florida - it shows how a billing scam can operate when there is little government oversight) What is the government doing?  Check out AG Holder's talk here

Stuart Pfeifer, LATimes, Man accused of fraud may get life in prison under California's three-strikes law

Alicia A. Caldwell, Business Week, 11 indicted in Texas county public corruption case

Mike Scarcella, BLT Blog, Former Republican Congressional Committee Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Theft

Jenna Greene, BLT Blog, ICE's Interior Decorator Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud Government

DOJ Press Release, Employee of Federal Contractor Charged with Disclosing National Defense Information to National News Reporter

DOJ Press Release, Former Airline Executives Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Fares on Flights Between the United States and the Republic of Korea

DOJ Press Release, Partner at Major International Accounting Firm Convicted of Tax Crimes

David Phelps & Dan Browning, Star Tribune, Informant gets year in Petters case

Brian Witte, San Francisco Examiner, US attorney: State Sen. Ulysses Currie indicted

FBI Press Release, $600 Million Settlement in Botox Case 

NYTimes (Reuters), Ex-Fund Manager Settles Insider Trading Claims

Mary Pat Gallagher, law.com, Ticket-Fixing N.J. Judge Is Handed Jail Term but May Not Serve

Mark Hamblett, NYLJ, law.com, High Court Restriction on Reach of U.S. Laws Is Applied to RICO -Venezuelan citizen claims he was wrongly imprisoned for almost three years in Venezuela as part of a foreign currency extortion scheme

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