Southern California facilities ordered to improve management of hazardous wastes, air emissions

Southern California facilities ordered to improve management of hazardous wastes, air emissions

(San Francisco, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Two Southern California companies have settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding claims that they had improperly handled hazardous waste materials. The EPA announced on Aug. 3 that Bachem Americas, Inc., and Crosby Overton, Inc., will pay penalties and emergency response assistance in excess of […]

Nine individuals arrested in Louisiana for Medicaid fraud

Nine individuals arrested in Louisiana for Medicaid fraud

(Baton Rouge, LA – Insurance News and Markets) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced more than half a dozen arrests that came as part of the 2016 National Health Care Fraud Takedown, which resulted in charges for hundreds of individuals across the country. “Medicaid fraud steals taxpayer money and threatens care for our state’s […]

Nearly two dozen individuals charged in health care fraud

Nearly two dozen individuals charged in health care fraud

(Los Angeles, CA – Insurance News and Markets) –  late June, 22 individuals were named as defendants in healthcare fraud cases involving more than $161 million in fraudulent billing to government healthcare programs.  These individuals were charged in 13 federal cases, as part of a national health care fraud sweep. Several medical professionals were charged […]

FAIR Plan to refund consumers $350,000 over unfairly cancelled insurance policies

FAIR Plan to refund consumers $350,000 over unfairly cancelled insurance policies

(Boston, MA – Insurance News and Markets) – The Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan) will pay $350,000  to settle allegations of  impermissibly cancelled homeowners insurance policies between January 2010 and February 2014. The assurance of discontinuance notes that the FAIR Plan will pay $350,000 to settle allegations that it has been cancelling hundreds […]

Georgia Couple sentenced to prison for stolen identity tax refund scam

Georgia Couple sentenced to prison for stolen identity tax refund scam

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – A couple from Austell, Ga., was sentenced to prison for their roles in a tax refund scam involving stolen identity documentation. On July 27, Anthony Alika, 42, and Sonia Alika, 27, were sentenced. Anthony Alika will serve 80 months in prison, with three years post-prison supervision; Sonia […]

California resident guilty of cashing fake, stolen checks

California resident guilty of cashing fake, stolen checks

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – On Aug. 2, Devonnie Davison pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to commit theft of government property. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft of public money and two counts of theft of public money.   He was one of 11 […]

Georgia tax professional pleads guilty to refund fraud

Georgia tax professional pleads guilty to refund fraud

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – On Aug. 2, Atlanta-based tax preparer Cheryl Singleton, 29, pled guilty to a single count of wire fraud in connection to business activities conducted between 2012 and 2015. Court documents reveal that Singleton owned and operated Advanced Tax Services, with more than one location in the Atlanta […]

NY doctor convicted in multimillion dollar health care fraud scheme

NY doctor convicted in multimillion dollar health care fraud scheme

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets.) – The U.S. Department of Justice reported the conviction of Syed Imran Ahmed, a 51-year-old New York doctor who practiced medicine at hospitals in Brooklyn and Long Island, for submitting millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare claims. Ahmed was convicted on one count of health care fraud, three […]

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