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U.S. Sues Teva Over Alleged Kickbacks For Multiple Sclerosis Drug

The U.S. government sued Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday, accusing the drugmaker of causing the submission of false claims to Medicare by using kickbacks to boost sales of its multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. In a complaint filed in Boston …

Cannabis Firms See Jump in Insurance Costs to Protect Leaders as Investors Sue

Canadian and U.S. cannabis companies are facing a spike in already high costs of insurance to protect top executives from personal liability, following a slew of lawsuits by disgruntled investors alleging fraud and misinformation, with more such action expected. Some …

Mississippi Man Sentenced in Oil Spill Fraud Conspiracy

A 34-year-old D’Iberville, Miss., man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden this week also ordered Jason Richard Woodcock to pay $105,383 in restitution to …

Washington Deputy Acquitted of Insurance Fraud

A Spokane, Wash., sheriff’s deputy accused of filing false claims for snow damage has been acquitted of insurance fraud charges. A jury in Spokane returned the acquittal Tuesday for Deputy Jeremey B. Jeske after a two-day trial. His lawyer, Rob …

Memphis’ Mayor Considers Police Body Cameras

Memphis’ mayor is asking the consultant who is helping the Tennessee city buy video cameras for police car dashboards to also look into purchasing body cameras for officers. According to The Commercial Appeal, Mayor A C Wharton Jr. says that …

Ohio Roofer Owes $241,000 Restitution for Fraud

Columbus, Ohio, roofer Terrance J. King, owner of Home Improvement Terrance King, which also did work in the Dayton area, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution. In November 2013, King pleaded …

Mississippi Woman Gets Six Months Prison Time for Oil Spill Fraud

A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil spill recovery money. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Katisha Lombardo Deroche of Bay St. Louis was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District …

Tennessee Woman Pleads Guilty to False Claim of Tainted Juice

An eastern Tennessee woman has agreed to plead guilty to falsely claiming a relative’s bottle of Tropicana juice had been poisoned. The Kingsport Times News reported that 52-year-old Elizabeth Ann Carrier of Bluff City reached a deal with prosecutors and …

Texas Doctor Gets 3 Years in Prison for Medical Billing Fraud

A South Texas physician who pleaded guilty in a $1.4 million health care billing scam has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Friday sentenced 48-year-old Dr. Roque Joel Ramirez of …

Texas Lawyer Sued by BP Seeks Hold on Oil Spill Suit

A Texas lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a …