An octet of Texas pharmacy proprietors and promoters were indicted last week on charges of submitting over $92 million in claims to TRICARE and the United States Department of Labor obtained by paying out approximately $9.1 million in illicit kickbacks.
The owner of a Southern California pharmacy is facing time in Federal custody after being convicted by a jury of engaging in a scheme to defraud Medicare of over $1.3 million.
A Northern California health care provider is facing allegations by Federal prosecutors that it violated the False Claims Act by providing false information to Medicare beneficiaries in an effort at obtaining inflated payments from the government program.
A handful of ambulance companies in Texas and California have agreed to pay to the Federal government a total in $21 million to settle allegations that they conspired to run a kickback scheme to obtain referrals for services billable to Medicare and Medicaid across four states.
A California health care provider and its CEO have agreed to pay $65 million to settle claims made by the United States government that it defrauded Medicare by submitting false claims for services rendered to its patients.
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Eric Wright was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of felony DUI after an injury accident in downtown Los Angeles. Wright signed a five-year, $37 million contract with the Bucs in March.