Category: Criminal Fraud

Qui Tam Complaints to Be Reviewed by Criminal Division

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Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, announced recently that all new qui tam¬†complaints would be “shared by the Civil Division with the Criminal Division as soon as the cases are filed.” Fraud prosecutors will now review all¬†qui tam¬†complaints to determine whether to open a parallel criminal investigation.

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Eleventh Circuit: “Worthless Services” Claim Constitutional in Criminal Fraud Case

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The Eleventh Circuit ruled last week that a conviction for criminal health care fraud against the owner of nursing home facilities was constitutional. The Court held that the government’s “worthless service” theory of fraudulent billing was not unconstitutional.

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