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Lester Stockett of Medellin, Colombia, owner & CEO of Video Doctor USA, Telemed Health Group LLC, & Telemed Health Group LLC, pled guilty for his role in a $400 MILLION+ government #HealthcareFraud scheme.

I wonder if it came out of the #ProstheticMafia investigations in Brazil.
It was definitely a global scheme, but I'm not sure if any of the people involved link back to the Brazil investigations (some of which are also being investigated here)
Nonetheless, if you're not familiar with the #ProstheticMafia, you can read about it here.

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Here’s yet another patient recruiter that was charged and found guilty for paying and receiving kickbacks related to more government #HealthcareFraud.
There have been several cases related to patient recruiters, though this probably isn’t all of them.

This guy paid kickbacks to a patient recruiter.

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The FBI raided Texas Federal Wellness Center in Edinburg, #Texas on Thursday.

It was reported that the OIG, USPS, Dept of Labor, and DHS were also involved in the FBI investigation and looks like they provide medical services for Federal Government.…
The center's website advertises services for Federal employees, such as for Border Patrol, Customs, Military, and Postal Service employees.

Just a guess, but I bet it involves more government #HealthcareFraud.…
Here is their website.
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South Carolina's US Attorney, along with the FBI and various SC law enforcement reps will hold a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday), June 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM Eastern.

Interesting, too, since AG Barr just visited them on Monday. 😉
Here's the DOJ announcement about AG Barr's visit on Monday. While at the SC Attorney's office, Barr was also briefed on "Operation Brace Yourself," which is the BIGGEST federal #HealthcareFraud investigation in FBI history.…
There have already been charges in Operation Brace Yourself, but I think the investigation is ongoing, so it's possible tomorrow's announcement *could" involve more indictment related to it.
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Heritage Pharmaceuticals was fined over $7 Million and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement over a price fixing scheme between them and other drug manufacturers between 2012 and 2015.

#HealthcareFraud #BigPharma #ButNothingsHappening
The fine was levied to settle a civil False Claims Act settlement.

Heritage paid money to & received money from other drug manufacturers to fix prices on certain generic medications.

That must mean there's more coming - additional drug mfrs that will be fined and/or charged.
The company was charged criminally, but it's been deferred for 3 years. They will avoid prosecution as long as they comply with all of the terms and conditions of the agreement.
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Hmmm, yet another separate global scandal involving medical equipment sales and Brazil #HealthcareFraud.

They said more than 20 orgs may have been part of a bribery "cartel," Looks like they've been known as the #ProstheticMafia.

Have you tracked this one @DawsonSField?
Here's a 2017 article from an orthopedic website. Ohhh, lordy, it looks like there are tapes! Undercover tapes of bribery participants offering secret commissions to a reporter posing as a surgeon.…
There were also accusations that device distributors were paying commissions to surgeons who used their products and "and often performed unnecessary replacement surgeries."

Looks like a few companies settled w US DOJ & SEC in 2017 for violating the FCPA.

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A Nigerian man pleaded guilty in another big government #HealthcareFraud case of fraudulent prescriptions for DMEs (Durable Medical Equipment) and #MoneyLaundering.

He was originally indicted in May 2013, but was only extradited from Nigeria to the US in October 2018.
Ayodeji Temitayo Fatunmbi admitted that he, along with others, paid kickbacks to doctors and patient recruiters.... HOLD UP....

WTF is a "patient recruiter?" That alone sounds corrupt.

Anyway, he paid kickbacks for DME that #Medicare users did NOT need.
I found this little blurb about "patient recruiters."

It looks like they work to recruit people into clinical trials.

Hmm, probably another YUGE, swamp filled with fraud and corruption.
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One of the largest health care fraud schemes investigated by the FBI and the U.S. HHS-OIG and prosecuted by the DOJ resulted in charges against 24 defendants, including the CEOs, COOs and others associated with five telemedicine companies,
the owners of dozens of durable medical equipment (DME) companies and 3 licensed medical professionals, for their participation in health care fraud schemes involving more than $1.2 billion in loss, as well as the execution of over 80 search warrants in 17 federal districts.
Also the Center for Medicare Services, Center for Program Integrity (CMS/CPI) announced that it took adverse administrative action against 130 DME companies that had submitted over $1.7 billion in claims and were paid over $900 million.

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The Department of Justice has been taking action to curb the #OpioidEpidemic. Here are some of the steps we’ve taken:
More than 3,000 defendants have been charged with trafficking in heroin, fentanyl, or prescription drugs in FY 2017. #EndOpioidAbuse
Executed the largest-ever #healthcarefraud enforcement action, charging more than 600 defendants in 58 federal districts, including 162 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for opioid and narcotics-related crimes. #EndOpioidAbuse
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay…
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico…
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
July 25, 26, 27, 2018
1. Kansas City Area Laboratory Owner Convicted of Illegally Storing Radioactive Waste.
Beta Chem Laboratory has been mishandling and improperly disposing of radioactive waste for years.

#BetaChem #radiation #radioactivewaste #EPA #carbon14…
2. Guatemalan Man Admits Robbing and Threatening Happy State Bank Employee with a Pipe Bomb

#HappyStateBank 😃…
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Selected list of #indictments for June 14 and June 15, 2018
1. "Danville, VA – Federal, state and local authorities announced this afternoon the largest and most significant federal prosecution of organized gang activity in the Western District of Virginia in at least a decade."…
2a. Former Hospital Owner Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Orchestrating Scheme that Paid over $40 Million in Illegal Kickbacks to Doctors, Other Medical Professionals for Spinal Surgery Referrals

#healthcarefraud #kickbacks #PacificHospital
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