A week after the closure of Anaheim General Hospital was announced, owner Pacific Health Corp. has revealed it's pulling the plug on Newport Specialty Hospital in Tustin as well. But don't blame these closures, or the shuttering of Pacific Health's Bellflower Medical Center and LA Metropolitan Medic ... More >>
Dr. Kenneth Thaler, a 61-year-old physician who admitted homeless patients to the Tustin Hospital and
Medical Center after they had been driven from "Skid Row" in downtown
Los Angeles as part of a Medicare fraud scheme, has been sentenced to one
year in federal prison. Chief U.S. District Court J ... More >>
A Fullerton woman is spending nine months in jail, serving five years of probation and paying $118,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to having received that much in public assistance while falsely claiming she was divorced and not financially supported by her husband, a Los Angeles Airport ... More >>
Allied Management Group Special Investigation Unit (AMG-SIU) bills itself as "The Total Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Solution." But the Santa Ana fraud finders find themselves at the center of a lawsuit that accuses AMG-SIU of being a "shell company" for corporate greed.
Back in late October, headlines were made when Los Angeles authorities arrested a group of doctors for using homeless and mentally ill patients to fraudulently bilk Medicare and Medi-Cal for millions. Little noted locally, though, was that one of the doctors, Eleanor Melo Santiago Arthur, was an ... More >>
Headline: OC Man, 5 Others Convicted of Defrauding Medi-CalComment by DAN18NY: Oh dear look at all those latin namesComment by LOSJETS: Yup,,,,They are latinos alright..............Berly Schartz, 53, of La Mirada, Dante David, 51 of Costa Mesa; Socorro Narciso, 39, of Sacramento; Orlee Lumiguid, ... More >>
Have a seat; this could take a while.Serial killer Rodney Alcala received the death sentence for the third time in as many decades today. Could sentence number three mean he'll be mainlining the state's death-cocktail sometime soon? Hardly.
All the key swindlers in the homeless patient dumping scheme that sucked hundreds of thousands of dollars from Medicare and Medi-Cal programs in fradulent claims last year have been indicted -- except, that is, for the bad boys in Tustin who were also allegedly involved in the scheme. Last August a ... More >>
Remember the wandering homeless patient we wrote about a few months back who had been shipped from an Orange County hospital to L.A.'s Skid Row and dumped there? Well such incidents have been the subject of a federal investigation initiated in 2006 after the LAPD began looking into reports of hospi ... More >>