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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in $8.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme and Related Money Laundering

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 A Nigerian man was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme in which more than $8 million was fraudulently billed to Medicare for DME that was not medically necessary. Assistant Attorney […]

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Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Four California Car Reconditioning Companies

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 13, 2019 The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with four car reconditioning companies in California: Automotive Creations, Inc., Dynamic Auto Images, Inc., Prestige Auto Specialists, Inc., and Expert Automotive Reconditioning, Inc. (collectively, the Companies). The settlement […]

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California Scrubs Kamala Harris AG Records From Its Website

The California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation has scrubbed from its website records from the time when Kamala Harris was attorney general. — Read on pjmedia.com/trending/california-scrubs-arrest-reports-from-kamala-harris-years/

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Fifth Defendant Sentenced in Debt Relief Fraud Scheme United States v. Nelson et al.; United States v. Harati et al.

Docket Numbers: 8:14-CR-0198-DSF; 8:15-CR-0041 (C.D. Cal.) On November 21, 2016, defendant John Vartanian was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $1.2 million of restitution in connection with a fraudulent debt relief services scheme based in Orange County, California. Vartanian previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud […]

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Court Orders Dish Network to Pay $280 million for Illegal Telemarketing Calls United States v. Dish Network, LLC

Docket Number: 3:09-CV-03073 (C.D. Ill.) On June 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois ordered Dish Network, LLC to pay $280 million in civil penalties and damages to the United States and the states of California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio in connection with more than 100 million illegal telemarketing […]

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ONLY THREE STATES SCORE HIGHER THAN D+ IN STATE INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION; 11 FLUNK

Published — November 9, 2015 Updated — November 23, 2015 at 10:56 am ET Trouble in America’s statehouses: secrecy, questionable ethics and conflicts of interest Only three states score higher than D+ in State Integrity Investigation; 11 flunk Introduction Grading the states Downward trend, blips of daylight Access denied Weak ethics oversight New frontier points to […]

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Owners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Two owners and operators of a Los Angeles, California, home health agency were sentenced to 120 and 78 months in prison yesterday for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare for various items and services, including home health services, diagnostic […]

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California Lawmakers Plan to Give Health Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

Democrat state lawmakers in California have agreed to a plan that would extend health benefits to qualifying illegal immigrants. — Read on www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/california-lawmakers-plan-give-health-benefits-illegal-immigrants/amp/

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Los Angeles Dentist Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Role in $3.8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 6, 2019 A Los Angeles, California-based dentist was sentenced to 40 months in prison today for his role in a $3.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he billed numerous dental insurance carriers for crowns and fillings that were never provided to […]

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Aryan Brotherhood Members and Associates Charged with Racketeering for Directing Murders and Other Violent Crimes from Inside California Prisons

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixteen members and associates of a prison-based gang have been charged after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and murders inside and outside of California’s prisons. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott for the Eastern […]

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Attorney General Becerra Sues Westlands Water District to Block Unlawful Shasta Dam Project

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov Attorney General Becerra Sues Westlands Water District to Block Unlawful Shasta Dam Project SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit to block Westlands Water District (Westlands) from taking unlawful action to assist in the planning and construction of a project to raise the height of Shasta Dam. The […]

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Attorney General Becerra Leads Multistate Coalition Before the Ninth Circuit Court to Protect Asylum-Seekers

Thursday, May 16, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led a multistate coalition in an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The lawsuit, now before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenges the Trump Administration’s efforts to prevent those who have not entered […]

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Attorney General Becerra Announces Sentencings in $2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Southern California

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the sentencing of Andrew Valles for operating a $2 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California. Today, Mr. Valles was sentenced to 13 years in state prison. Restitution was ordered in the amount of $2,342,957. Co-defendant Arnold […]

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Attorney General Becerra: Senate Bill 1421 Applies to Records Pre-Dating January 1, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that, in line with the tentative guidance issued by the San Francisco County Superior Court, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) will begin to disclose DOJ records as covered under Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) that pre-date January 1, […]

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Attorney General Becerra Announces Arrests, Charges Against 10 Individuals in Southern California Vehicle Title Washing Scheme

Friday, May 17, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of ten individuals for allegedly using fraudulent information on credit applications to purchase vehicles from various car dealerships located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties. After purchasing vehicles using false or stolen identities, the […]

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Attorney General Becerra Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Rule that Encourages Denial of Healthcare

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s “Healthcare Refusal Rule.”  The new rule allows any individual, entity, or provider—from doctors to front office staff—to deny basic healthcare, including emergency care. The rule allows providers to deny care based on religious or […]

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Attorney General Becerra Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposed Regulation Excluding Millions of Americans from Federal Overtime Protections

Tuesday, May 21, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general denouncing the Trump Administration’s proposed rule that would potentially exclude millions of Americans from federal overtime protections. Specifically, the proposed rule would significantly expand provisions that exempt certain employees from protections under the Fair […]

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Attorney General Becerra Urges Department of Education to Give Veterans with Disabilities Automatic Student Loan Relief

Friday, May 24, 2019 Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov Action continues Attorney General Becerra’s work to advocate for and support consumer protections for service members and veterans SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of a coalition of 52 attorneys general, sent a letter urging the Department of Education (Department) to discharge the student […]

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Attorney General Becerra Responds to Federal Court Decision Blocking Trump’s Attempt to Fund Border Wall

Friday, May 24, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today responded to a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to temporarily block President Trump’s illegal attempt to divert funding to begin building a border wall. The decision grants the motion for preliminary injunction filed by the American […]