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United States of America v. Heart Center Research, LLC

Seattle, Washington illegal kickback charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Heart Center Research, LLC, a Huntsville, Alabama, medical research company, was accused of its member physicians referring patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks from a Seattle-area testing company.

According to the settlement agreement, between 2012 and 2013, the company was alle... More...
   $0 (03-05-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Mashiyat Rashid

Detroit, Michigan health care fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Mashiyat Rashid, age 40, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, was the CEO of the Tri-County Wellness Group of medical providers in Michigan and Ohio. In addition to the prison sentence, Rashid was also ordered to pay over $51 million in restitution to Medicare, as well as forfeiture to the United States of property ... More...   $0 (03-05-2021 - MI)

United States of America v. Kenneth Nash

Grand Rapids, Michigan health care fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kenneth Nash, the owner of a South Haven home health agency, who was health care fraud. He admitted that his company, Universal Home Health Care, submitted claims for home health services totaling more than $750,000 when no physician had approved the services but, instead, employees forged physician sign... More...   $0 (02-21-2021 - MI)

United States of America v. Patrick Wolfe

Savannah, GA - Bribery charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Patrick Wolfe, 48, of Belleair Beach, Fla., the operator of Wilmington Island Medical Inc., which does business as WI Medical Inc., was wiht one count of Conspiracy.

“After ripping off taxpayer-provided health care benefits to fuel his own greed, Patrick Wolfe had the audacity to flaunt his ill-gotten gains b... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Arshad Pervez Cheema

Alexandria, VA - Failure to pay taxes indictment criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Arshad Pervez Cheema, who was charged with willful failure to pay employment taxes.

From 2011 through 2018, Arshad Pervez Cheema owned and operated Walk-In Medical Center PC, a medical practice located in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia. Cheema was responsible for collecting and paying to ... More...
   $0 (02-12-2021 - VA)

United States of America v. Dr. James Ferris, Katherine Dossey and Sherry Isbell

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma drug distribution charge criminal defense lawyer represented Dr. James Ferris, Katherine Dossey and Sherry Isbell, who were charged with unlawful distribution of controlled substances and corresponding health care fraud.

On June 20, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a 103-count Indictment charging Ferris, Dossey and Isbell with crimes related to the distribution ... More...
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United States of America v. Morris Brown, M.D.

Columbus, Ohio drug distribution charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Morris Brown, M.D., age 73, who was charged with illegally distributing opioids.

Brown was charged in an April 2019 indictment along with four co-defendants: Ismail Abuhanieh, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona; Mahmoud Elmiari, 44, of Bellbrook, Ohio; Yohannes Tinsae, 48, of Beavercreek, Ohio; and Mahmoud Rifai,... More...
   $0 (02-09-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Kelly Wolfe

Tampa, Florida fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kelly Wolfe, of of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and filing a false tax return.

According to court documents, Wolfe and her conspirators used Regency to establish dozens of DME supply companies — or, rather, DME fronts — using trickery and deception. The... More...
   $0 (02-05-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Julie M. Wheeler

Beckley, West Virginia conspiracy to obstruct justice criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Julie M. Wheeler, who was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice for trying to fake her death to avoid being sentenced to health care fraud.

“Julie Wheeler faked a traumatic death to avoid her judgment day with the courts. While she was found hiding in a closet she was also hiding f... More...
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United States of America v. Henry McInnis

Brownsville, Texas conspiracy to commit health care fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Henry McInnis, age 50, of Harlingen, Texas, who was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruction of justice, as well as six counts of health care fraud.

McInnis was convicted by a federal jury in Brownsville, Texas, in Novembe... More...
   $0 (02-04-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. James P. Anderson, M.D., Affiliated Neurologists, PLC; Charles F. Spencer, D.C., Total Family Physicians Center PLLC d/b/a Total Family Health & Wellness; and Mitchell P. Shea, D.C., Chiro2Med of Tennessee P.C.

Nashville, Tennessee false claims action lawyers represented James P. Anderson, M.D., Affiliated Neurologists, PLC; Charles F. Spencer, D.C., Total Family Physicians Center PLLC d/b/a Total Family Health & Wellness; and Mitchell P. Shea, D.C., Chiro2Med of Tennessee P.C. who were accused of improper billing for electro-acupuncture using a peri-auricular stimulation device known as “P-Stim” th... More...   $0 (01-07-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. Elizabeth Korcz, M.D. and Matthew Korez

Birmingham, Alabama criminal defense drug lawyer represented defendant charged with unlawfully distributing opioids and other controlled substances while the doctor was absent from the clinic.

Elizabeth Korcz, M.D., 47, a licensed physician, and Matthew Korcz, 47, her husband and former practice manager, both of Hoover, Alabama, were charged with conspiracy to unlawfully distribute co... More...
   $0 (12-21-2020 - AL)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission v. Dimitria Pope and Shannon Pickett

Austin, TX - Employee-side labor and employment attorney represented Dimitria Pope and Shannon Pickett with filing suit against appellant Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) under the Texas Whistleblower Act.




Pope and Pickett were employed by HHSC as the Director and Associateployment
Director, respectiv... More...
   $0 (12-20-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Kathryn Nikole Russell

Memphis, TN - Conspiracy to distribute drugs criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kathryn Nikole Russell, 41, of Memphis, was charged with conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances. The defendant was charged in an April 2019 indictment as part of the first Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdtn/pr/us-atto... More...   $0 (12-16-2020 - TN)

United States of America v. Uday Shah, et al.

Lexington, KY - Anti-kickback criminal defense lawyers represented several defendants were recently convicted or sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. On December 4 and December 7, 2020, Uday Shah, 66, of Houston, Texas, and Timothy Andrews, 57, of Deer Park, Texas, were charged for their roles in a conspiracy to pay kickbacks to a physician, Dr. ... More...   $0 (12-16-2020 - KY)

United States of America v. Teresita Lumanas Alquero and Providence Home Health and Providence Hospice

Houston, Texas Teresita Lumanas Alquero and Providence Home Health and Providence Hospice knowingly and willfully committed health care fraud by paying improper kickbacks for referrals of Medicare patients to her businesses.

Teresita Lumanas Alquero owned both entities at the time of the alleged violations but has since sold them.

We cannot tolerate kickbacks, especially those d... More...
   $0 (12-15-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Vancy Bridges

Dallas, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented Vancy Bridges, age 76, who was charged with misprison of a felony.

Bridges worked as a doctor and supervised nurse practitioners for in-home patients. Bridges was unaware that that a co-worker had been previously convicted of healthcare-related fraud and had no medical training. In July 2016, Bridges observed a patient list for patients a... More...
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United States of America v. Chiropractor Matthew Wood and Life Health Medical Center (LHMC)

Salt Lake City, Utah False Claims Act lawyer represented defendant who improperly billed Medicare for the use of electro-acupuncture device. From November 3, 2018 through February 28, 2020, Dr. Wood and LHMC billed Medicare for an implantable neurostimulator device, a device that typically requires a surgical procedure and is performed by a surgeon in an operating room.

STIVAX is a percu... More...
   $0 (12-09-2020 - UT)

United States of America v. Vernon Sanders

Nashville, Tennessee conspiracy to pay and received kickbacks criminal defense lawyer represented Vernona, Sanders, 54 of Meridian, Mississippi, and owner of FastScripts, LLC, was charged in August with conspiring with unnamed co-conspirators to solicit and receive kickbacks and defraud the Medicare Program of $3,381,434.

Sanders was the owner of a marketing company and a patient broker... More...
   $0 (12-07-2020 - TN)

United States ex rel. Herbold v. Doctors Choice Home Care Inc., et al.

Tampa, Florida Qui tam lawyer represented plaintiff on a False Claims Act claim against Doctor's Choice Home Care, Inc. and former executives paying financial inducements to doctors for referrals.

Doctors Choice Home Care, Inc. and its former executives, Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen, have agreed to pay $5.15 million to resolve allegations that the home health agency provided impr... More...
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, et al. v. Sylvia Hernandez Kaufmann

In this interlocutory appeal of a preliminary injunction, the dispositive issue is whether 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(23) gives Medicaid patients a right to challenge, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, a States determination that a health care provider is not qualified within the meaning of 1396a(a)(23). Our decision rests primarily on two independent bases: (1) the Supreme Courts decision in OBannon v. To... More...   $0 (11-25-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Grigoriy T. Rodonaia

Beaumont, Texas health care fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Grigoriy T. Rodonaia, age 43, who was charged with 12 counts of health care fraud, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false statement, and two counts of accepting kickbacks.

Rodonaia, a physician practicing in Beaumont with Rodonaia Family Medicine and Aesthetics, was indicted on March 18,... More...
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Dr. Mark A. Berry v. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (MDBS)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania qui tam lawyer represented plaintiff who sued Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (MDBS) for violating the False Claims Act.

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (MDBS) agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that Therakos, Inc., a former J&J sub... More...
   $10000000 (11-22-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Lawrence J. Valdez, M.D.

Nashville, Tennessee drug distribution charge criminal defense lawyer represented Dr. Lawrence J. Valdez, M.D., who was charged with unlawfully distributing controlled substances.

Lawrence J. Valdez, M.D., 51, was sentenced after pleading guilty in November 2019 to one count of unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

Valdez admitted that in February 2017 he knowingly d... More...
   $0 (11-17-2020 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Eranga Haththotuwa

Wilmington, Delaware false claims act lawyer represented Eranga Cardiology, P.A. and Dr. Eranga Haththotuwa who were accused with committing health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act. Eranga Cardiology is a cardiology practice with locations in Milford and Dover.

From April 2014 to March 2020, the practice submitted claims for reimbursement to Medicare and Medicaid that requi... More...
   $0 (11-13-2020 - DE)

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