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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

By Associated Press  |  June 18, 2018

Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command.

Indictment: Man used not-for-profit to cheat Medicare out of $1M

Indictment: Man used not-for-profit to cheat Medicare out of $1M

By Associated Press  |  March 19, 2018

Prosecutors say a 43-year-old New Jersey man and others used The Good Samaritans of America and offers of free ice cream to gain access to low-income senior housing complexes and convince them to submit to unnecessary genetic testing.

Holmes surrenders control of Theranos, pays $500K fine

Holmes surrenders control of Theranos, pays $500K fine

By Associated Press  |  March 14, 2018

Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the "next Steve Jobs," has forfeited control of Theranos, the blood testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges that she oversaw a "massive fraud."

Self-promoting 'Pharma Bro' sentenced to prison in fraud

Self-promoting 'Pharma Bro' sentenced to prison in fraud

By Associated Press  |  March 09, 2018

Martin Shkreli, the smirking "Pharma Bro" vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds.

HHS, VA to team up on anti-fraud crackdown

HHS, VA to team up on anti-fraud crackdown

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 23, 2018

The two largest healthcare payers plan to work together to curb fraud and abuse within their networks in a rare collaboration.

Michigan clinic office manager pleads guilty to $131 million fraud

Michigan clinic office manager pleads guilty to $131 million fraud

By Alex Kacik  |  January 12, 2018

Detroit-based Tri-County Network would give kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries, physicians and patient recruiters to boost their referral network and then provide unnecessary prescriptions of oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids to addicted patients.

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicare

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicare

By Associated Press  |  December 08, 2017

Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.

Doctor tied to Sen. Menendez case set for fraud sentencing

By Associated Press  |  December 04, 2017

Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for a separate Medicare fraud scheme that they say stole more than $100 million from the federal government.

New Jersey Sen. Menendez's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

New Jersey Sen. Menendez's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

By Associated Press  |  November 16, 2017

The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors can seek to retry the lawmaker.

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