Saturday, December 10, 2022

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

The Importance of a Business Plan

As a business owner, it’s important to provide a sense of direction for your company.  A well-written business plan can help you measure and guide your company goals to success. However, for Sterling Educational Consulting, that direction was not clear to the U.S.Federal District court....

Diet of Greed

There are so many diets available that it 's hard to determine which one might work the best. Some are low carb, high protein, raw food, or vegetarian in nature. An Arkansas woman signed herself up for a diet of greed and stole more...

Time Will Tell

It takes a bold person to plead “not guilty” when the evidence appears to point to guilt. But we have to remember that charges are not convictions, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Lestreonia Renee Rodrigue, 26, of Plaquemine,...

What Witness?

On October 14, 2022, Louise Age, Jr was sentenced to multiple life sentences for a murder for hire. The victim? The witness being used by the Feds in the Medicare fraud case against Age, Jr held in 2013. In 2012, Milton Womack, employee of South...

Kickback and Enjoy Your Incarceration

Robert Clay Smith, 60, of Alexandria, Louisiana, is the second doctor to plead guilty to accepting illegal kickbacks from a medical supply and billing company located in Rogers, Arkansas. Dr. Robert Dale Bernauer, Sr. of Louisiana pleaded guilty to his part in the scheme...

Grieving Loss, Gaining Checks

Michael Matherne, 61, of Louisiana, has pleaded guilty to Social Security Fraud for continuing to receive his wife’s Retirement Survivor Insurance (RSI) Benefits after her death. Matherne’s wife, M.F., began receiving Retirement Survivor Insurance Benefit (RSI) Program benefits in 1993. The RSI Program is operated...

It All Adds Up

It's easy to think that the fraudulent heist of a few thousand dollars in government benefits is not a big deal. But, when there are thousands of people capitalizing on benefits they don't deserve, it all adds up to more than you think. An...

Promises

A promise is a vow to carry out an intention. There are many different types of promises, such as one between friends, who agree to keep a secret; promises by spouses to love and cherish each other in a marriage and promises by...

Brazen

Individuals who commit fraud can be very bold and brazen, not to mention sneaky and not very bright when it comes to carrying out a criminal scheme. Somehow, they can reason that their need to steal money is justified and they proceed with the...
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