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  • HHS Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 4, 2020) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a False Claims Act Working Group (Working Group) that enhances its partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) to combat fraud and abuse by identifying and focusing resources on those who seek to defraud the American taxpayers. HHS regulates over a third of the United States economy. In 2020, HHS provided over $1.5 trillion in grants and other payments to public and private recipients, including for healthcare items and services. In addition, HHS is one of the largest government contractors, paying over $170 billion in 2020 to thousands of contractors...
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  • IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report - - - identifies 2.3 Billion Dollars in Tax Fraud

    IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report; identifies $2.3 Billion in Tax Fraud | site |


    (November 16, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released the Criminal Investigation Division's annual report, highlighting the agency's successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes. "The special agents and professional staff who make up Criminal Investigation continue to perform at an incredibly high-level year after year," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Even in the face of a global pandemic, the CI workforce initiated nearly 1,600 investigations and identified $2.3 billion in tax fraud schemes. This is no small feat during a challenging year, and their w
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  • Justice Department Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report It

    U.S. Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud



    National Center For Disaster Fraud Partners With National Association of Attorneys General to Combat Disaster-Related Fraud



    (August 29, 2018) - - The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times. The NCDF, a national coordinating agency within the Department’s Criminal Division, operates a call center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and serves as a centralized clearinghouse for disaster fraud complaints and information relating to both natural and man-made disasters. The...
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  • Three Individuals Plead Guilty in $55 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics

    Three Individuals Plead Guilty in $55 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics





    January 30, 2017


    New York, NY - - (January 27, 2017) - - Three individuals pleaded guilty this week in connection with a health care fraud scheme involving two Brooklyn, New York clinics that caused approximately $55 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

    Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers of the Eastern District of New York, Special Agent in Charge Scott J. Lampert of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) New York Regional Office, Acting Special Agent in Charge Kathy A. Enstrom of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation’s (IRS-CI) New York Office and Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen of New York State Office of Medicaid
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Fraud Charges, Asset Freeze in Alleged Nursing Home Investment Scheme

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Fraud Charges, Asset Freeze in Alleged Nursing Home Investment Scheme




    January 24, 2017


    Washington D.C. - - (January 23, 2017) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a businessman in South Carolina accused of siphoning funds he raised from investors for the purpose of purchasing or renovating senior housing facilities.

    The SEC alleges that Dwayne Edwards improperly commingled money from several different municipal bond offerings and the revenues of the facilities underlying the offerings. The offerings were each supposed to finance a particular assisted living or memory care facility in Georgia or Alabama. From the commingled funds, Edwards allegedly diverted investor money for personal use as well as to finance other unrelated bond offerings.

    “As alleged in our complaint, investors
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    HHS Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 4, 2020) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a False Claims Act Working Group (Working Group) that enhances its partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) to combat fraud and abuse by identifying and focusing resources on those who seek to defraud the American taxpayers. HHS regulates over a third of the United States economy. In 2020, HHS provided over $1.5 trillion in grants and other payments to public and private recipients, including for healthcare items and services. In addition, HHS is one of the largest government contractors, paying over $170 billion in 2020 to thousands of contractors...
    12-06-2020, 12:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report - - - identifies 2.3 Billion Dollars in Tax Fraud
    by Staff Reporter 1
    IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report; identifies $2.3 Billion in Tax Fraud | site |


    (November 16, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released the Criminal Investigation Division's annual report, highlighting the agency's successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes. "The special agents and professional staff who make up Criminal Investigation continue to perform at an incredibly high-level year after year," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Even in the face of a global pandemic, the CI workforce initiated nearly 1,600 investigations and identified $2.3 billion in tax fraud schemes. This is no small feat during a challenging year, and their w
    ...
    11-16-2020, 08:10 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Justice Department Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report It
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud



    National Center For Disaster Fraud Partners With National Association of Attorneys General to Combat Disaster-Related Fraud



    (August 29, 2018) - - The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times. The NCDF, a national coordinating agency within the Department’s Criminal Division, operates a call center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and serves as a centralized clearinghouse for disaster fraud complaints and information relating to both natural and man-made disasters. The...
    09-16-2018, 04:52 AM
  • OverSeer
    Three Individuals Plead Guilty in $55 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics
    by OverSeer
    Three Individuals Plead Guilty in $55 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics





    January 30, 2017


    New York, NY - - (January 27, 2017) - - Three individuals pleaded guilty this week in connection with a health care fraud scheme involving two Brooklyn, New York clinics that caused approximately $55 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

    Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers of the Eastern District of New York, Special Agent in Charge Scott J. Lampert of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) New York Regional Office, Acting Special Agent in Charge Kathy A. Enstrom of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation’s (IRS-CI) New York Office and Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen of New York State Office of Medicaid
    ...
    01-31-2017, 01:54 AM
  • OverSeer
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Fraud Charges, Asset Freeze in Alleged Nursing Home Investment Scheme
    by OverSeer
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Fraud Charges, Asset Freeze in Alleged Nursing Home Investment Scheme




    January 24, 2017


    Washington D.C. - - (January 23, 2017) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a businessman in South Carolina accused of siphoning funds he raised from investors for the purpose of purchasing or renovating senior housing facilities.

    The SEC alleges that Dwayne Edwards improperly commingled money from several different municipal bond offerings and the revenues of the facilities underlying the offerings. The offerings were each supposed to finance a particular assisted living or memory care facility in Georgia or Alabama. From the commingled funds, Edwards allegedly diverted investor money for personal use as well as to finance other unrelated bond offerings.

    “As alleged in our complaint, investors
    ...
    01-24-2017, 04:11 PM

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