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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Supreme Court: Checking in on Bank Fraud

In Loughrin v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 13-316, the Supremes approved the application of the federal bank fraud statute to a relatively unsophisticated check cashing scheme, leading to the collective hand-wringing by a host of internet commentators who decried the federalization of state crimes and runaway prices at Whole Foods. The defendant in the …

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Office of Inspector General Issues Special Fraud Alert Concerning Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians

On June 26th, the OIG issued a Special Fraud Alert concerning laboratory payments to referring physicians.  The OIG identified 2 different types of payment arrangements that may be viewed as problematic under the Anti-Kickback law: blood specimen collection, processing and packaging arrangements and registry payments. The OIG described specimen processing arrangements as payments from laboratories …

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