Monday, February 6, 2023

Do It 4 The Fraud

Glenn Pair and Markuetric Stringfellow's after-school program, Do-It-4-The-Hood Corporation, ran in North Carolina from 2016 to 2018. Pair and the other co-conspirators paid people to recruit at-risk youths eligible through North Carolina Medicaid for after-school and youth mentoring programs run by companies Pair operated. Pair...

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All”

“Gotta Catch 'Em All” should be the slogan for pursuing all investigations into potential COVID-19 funding fraud. It is actually the English slogan for the Pokémon franchise. Committing fraud is what Vinath Oudomsine was trying to do when he bought the first-edition Pokémon trading...

Brace Yourself

Every year, numbers show that the lion’s share of False Claims Act settlements and judgements involve healthcare fraud. One big factor to the high quantity of healthcare fraud settlements would be because of the skilled and aggressive efforts of the DOJ fraud enforcement agencies...

Not Keeping Her Promise

Upon completing boot camp, a soldier makes an oath to protect and defend the country. It is called the Oath of Enlistment. Somewhere along the way U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dara Buck forgot that promise and ended up operating a twofold fraud....

Funding a New Business…and Plastic Surgery

Sometimes it’s hard to get funding for new businesses. Sometimes it’s hard to save up for plastic surgery. Carl Delano Torjago saw an opportunity to do both when the federal government rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program for existing companies. But the federal government...

Father Doesn’t Always Know Best  

Ezra Hatcher Sr., of Augusta, Ga., and his daughter, Sherry Hatcher, have confessed to filing fraudulent inflated tax returns on behalf of their clients. (Fathers should teach their daughters many things, but how to commit fraud is definitely not one of them.) An Internal Revenue...

An Inside Job

Sanford Lamar Edwards,50, of Crawfordville, Ga., pleaded guilty to withholding employment information while applying for and receiving pension benefits from the Veterans Benefits Administration. When sentenced, he faces up to five years in prison, followed by up to three years of supervised release, and...

Catching Pokémon

Vinath Oudomsine, of Dublin, Ga., was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud for illegally obtaining a COVID-19 disaster relief loan. You might find it very interesting that he used a large portion of the loan to buy...

Stealing from Those Who Gave All

Jamare Mason, of Georgia, recently participated in a Social Security fraud scheme in Miami, Fla., where he worked with co-conspirators to steal the personal information of disabled veterans and Social Security Administration (SSA) beneficiaries. (These opportunistic fraudsters really were shameless when it came to...

Final Moments of Need

Hospice is a critical service for those who are approaching the end of life and their families or caregivers. That is why it is so egregious that a Georgia hospice owner, Nourolzaman Tucker, took advantage of her Medicaid patients by submitting fraudulent bills to...
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