Submitted at 12:06 PM August 7, 2012
The United States has joined awhistleblower action pending in theNorthern District of California against thefederally-qualified health center (FQHC),North East Medical Services (NEMS),alleging that the center under-reportedincome it received from a managed careorganization in order to artificially inflatereimbursements it received from theCalifornia Medicaid program, the JusticeDepartment announced today. North Eastserves the San Francisco Bay area.
Submitted at 10:01 AM August 7, 2012
"We must continue to work becausetoday, somewhere, there’s a child whowill feel the sting of a punch because theclothes he’s wearing aren’t cool; who willbelieve her difference is a detriment as sheeats alone in a crowded school cafeteria;who will skip school another day to avoida terrifying confrontation; or willcontemplate suicide because nothingseems like it can hurt more than thismoment of humiliation right now," saidActing Associate Attorney General West.
Submitted at 10:04 AM August 7, 2012
The Justice Department announced that ithas asked a federal court in Chicago to barBruce E. Grant and his business, Quick Check Limited, from preparing taxreturns. The civil injunction suit allegesthat Grant falsifies customers’ income ontheir tax returns, frequently by fabricatingbusiness income and expenses, in order toclaim the maximum earned income taxcredit (EITC) for them.
Submitted at 4:47 PM August 7, 2012
Jared Lee Loughner, 23, of Tucson, Ariz.,pleaded guilty today in federal districtcourt to charges stemming from theJanuary 8, 2011 shooting outside asupermarket that killed six people andwounded 13 others.
Submitted at 11:03 AM August 7, 2012
Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation, an indirectwholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.,has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty toresolve an investigation of ForeignCorrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.
Submitted at 1:22 PM August 7, 2012
The Justice Department today announcedit has filed a complaint in the U.S. DistrictCourt for the District of Maryland againstBaltimore County, Md.
Submitted at 10:06 AM August 7, 2012
Sentencing hearing has been rescheduledfor October 2, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific
Submitted at 10:09 AM August 7, 2012
The Boston Globe on August 7, 2012released the following:“He would detail an immunity dealBy Milton J. ValenciaGlobe Staff James “Whitey” Bulger, once America’smost wanted criminal, will for the firsttime address the charges against him,taking the stand in his own defense inhope of convincing a jury that federalofficials once granted him immunity forhis many crimes, his lawyer said Monday.J.W. Carney Jr. announced that planduring a hearing in US District Court inBoston. He said Bulger wants to provide afirsthand account of his relationship withthe FBI and the deal he had for workingsecretly as a government informant.“He is going to tell the truth, if the judgepermits him to,” Carney later toldreporters outside the federal courthouse.Bulger’s testimony could further shedlight on one of the darkest eras of the FBI,as the gangster would probably describethe crimes he committed, what the FBIknew of them, and whether he receivedpromises for his cooperation, providing afirsthand, real-life account of the type of underworld events that have become thefodder of books and movies.Carney said that Bulger, a fugitive formore than 16 years until his arrest in June2011, wants to tell his story directly to jurors at his trial, scheduled for March,rather than bring it before US DistrictCourt Judge Richard Stearns, who ispresiding over the case.Bulger’s lead attorney has questionedwhether Stearns, who was head of thecriminal division in the US attorney’soffice in Boston during part of the timeBulger allegedly committed his crimes,would be able to look at the immunityclaim impartially.“Our client believes that he will get fairerBULGER page 2