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Compounded Situation

Two Mississippi men from Ocean Springs have admitted to accepting kickbacks in a $18 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Dempsey Bryan Levi and Jeffrey Wayne Rollins pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud involving prescription compound pain creams. Their scheme defrauded...

Bound for Bankruptcy

Owning a successful business on paper does not always equate to successfully operating one. This is especially true for business owners whose best practices include participating in illegal financial schemes and defrauding the U.S. government. Mississippi businessman Wade Walters pleaded guilty to participating in a...

Compounding Ill-Gotten Gains

Compounded medications are custom mixed for individual patients, and often carry a correspondingly high price tag. That evidently makes them temping fodder for healthcare fraud. Three Oklahoma marketers decided that potential profits merited hefty physician kickbacks in a prescription fraud scheme. (It appears their...

Compounding Problems

Pharmaceutical sales can be a rewarding and lucrative career field. But when the desire for profits trumps following the law, sales reps can go to jail. A 45-year-old Camden, N.J., man is facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of...

An Attorney, Pharmacist, and Sales Representative Walk into a Courtroom

Healthcare fraud rarely involves a singular fraudster. Usually, a ringleader and several co-conspirators are involved in any given case. (Fraudsters like to help each other along until they get their take of the deal, then they’re off to the next scam.) In today’s fraud...

Bogus Bonuses

Workplace performance bonuses are a great thing, unless they are driven by incentives that can send you to jail. That is the case for a pair of Texas women who were convicted recently on six counts of healthcare fraud that involved overbilling the federal...

Heartless Cardiologist Puts Greed Before Patients

A Kentucky cardiologist pressured and lied to patients—causing them unnecessary pain and medical risk—to perpetrate health care fraud. Dr. Anis Chalhoub was found guilty of implanting medically unnecessary pacemakers in his patients and fraudulently billing them and the follow-up care to Medicaid, Medicare and...

Dirty Dozen

The purpose of a medical research study is to use human participants to add to the body of medical knowledge. (Medical research studies are used to test the efficacy and safety of new interventions and often lead to medical breakthroughs and even cures.) Today,...

Compounding Problems

Compounding interest is every investor’s friend. Over time, interest is earned on the principal amount deposited, plus the accumulated interest from previous periods. (Before you know it, even a small amount of money invested at a consistent rate can turn into a fortune.) A...

Putting Fraud to Bed

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), between 50 and 70 million adults in the U.S. have a sleep disorder. The former owner of multiple sleep study clinics in Maryland and Northern Virginia capitalized on those statistics by causing a loss of more than...

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