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Martin Shkreli Accused of Drug Monopoly Scheme by Insurer

A Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate sued “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical industry’s imprisoned enfant terrible, in a Manhattan federal court Thursday, alleging a scheme to monopolize the market for Daraprim, the “gold-standard treatment” for the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. …

FBI Takes Down Nigerian Fraudsters in $46M Case

LOS ANGELES — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. …

Former New Mexico Hospital Exec Sued Over Missing $3.2M

A former executive at a Santa Fe, N.M., hospital has been accused of bilking the care center out of more than $3 million by funneling the money through corporations that he owned in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas that were …

Accountant Pleads Guilty in Houston in Fake Insurance Scheme

A third man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money in a scam involving the sale of bogus insurance to a New York tour operator whose boat capsized in 2005 killing 20 elderly tourists, federal officials reported. U.S.Attorney Kenneth …

Oregon Man Sentenced in Used-Car Insurance Scheme

A Eugene man has been convicted of an insurance scheme in which he bought and insured used cars and staged accidents between them, claiming money for the damage. The Eugene Register-Guard reports a judge has sentenced Timothy Huntley to more …

11 Charged in New Jersey Insurance Fraud Scheme

New Jersey law enforcement officials have charged 11 people in what prosecutors say was a scheme to recruit accident victims as patients for chiropractors who then falsely billed insurance companies. Among those arrested are three chiropractors: 51-year-old Scott Greenberg of …

Indictments Unsealed in $17M California Workers’ Comp Scam

Four people, including a radiologist and neurologist, are facing hundreds of criminal charges in a $17 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme in Orange County. Dr. Sim Hoffman of Newport Beach, neurologist Dr. Thomas Heric of Malibu and two other …

Maryland Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Scam with Chiropractor

An injury attorney from Maryland pleaded guilty Wednesday to an insurance-fraud conspiracy in which he teamed up with a Virginia chiropractor to submit bogus claims. Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, of Bethesda faces up to 20 years in prison when he …