Government Enforcement Compliance and White Collar Litigation
Although “telemedicine” is not some new type of medical breakthrough but rather a vehicle for the delivery of “medicine”, its wide-spread use in delivering medical care in many different scenarios can get bogged down by serious regulatory issues such as: the lack of medical license reciprocity among the states (notwithstanding an increasing number of states… Read more »
This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced its enforcement statistics for Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2016. All told, the agency filed 868 enforcement actions, including a record 548 independent actions for violations of federal securities law, and recovered more than $4 billion in disgorgement and penalties. The number of independent enforcement actions represents an… Read more »
On Monday, the DOJ announced the resolution of criminal allegations and a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit a relating to a scheme to defraud the United States and obtain kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals. A major U.S. hospital chain, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and two subsidiaries, Atlanta Medical Center, Inc. and North Fulton Medical Center,… Read more »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granted Senator Robert Menendez’s motion to stay its mandate while he petitions the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the political corruption charges against him are based on constitutionally protected legislative acts. As previously documented on this blog, Menendez moved to dismiss the indictment filed in the… Read more »
In a prior post, we blogged about the Third Circuit’s ruling that the political case against Senator Bob Menendez can proceed to trial. Now, in a separate civil matter, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has denied a rehearing en banc to the Florida opthamologist from whom Menendez allegedly solicited and received bribes. Vitero Retinal… Read more »
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Marc Stephen Raspanti, Pamela Coyle Brecht and Douglas E. Roberts, attorneys at the law firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, authored an article titled, “A New Era of Laboratory Fraud, Part 1: Operation LabScam Redux,” that was published in the September 2016 edition of Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Today. Part 2 of… Read more »
John A. Schwab and James W. Kraus will be subject matter experts at the “Masters in Fraud and Forensics: 5-year Anniversary Celebration,” that takes place at Carlow University.
In Whistleblower 31276-13W v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 4 (Aug. 3, 2016) filed last week, the U.S. Tax Court held that criminal fines and civil forfeitures constitute “collected proceeds” for the purposes of determining an award under IRS’s Whistleblower program. Husband and wife whistleblowers – described only as “Ps” as their identities were under seal –… Read more »
Senator Bob Menendez’s political corruption case will go forward under a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In a 22-count indictment, the government alleges that, from 2006 to 2013, Menendez solicited and accepted gifts from a Florida opthalmologist in exchange for, among other favors, (1) influencing an $8.9 million enforcement… Read more »
Christopher A. Iacono, Kevin E. Raphael, James W. Kraus, and John A. Schwab will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE titled, “Understanding Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice.” The CLE will take place in Pittsburgh on July 15 and in Philadelphia on July 21, 2016.