Five people tied to a $5 million health care fraud scheme--which recruited elderly Koreans in Southern California to pose as patients--have received federal prison sentences the past couple weeks, while two more defendants learn their fates in October. But an eighth participant in the scam, and th ... More >>
The owner of a Fountain Valley medical center who'd originally denied Medicare fraud charges when he was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2011 is scheduled to finally confess his crimes today to a judge. Tuan Duc Tran used Fountain Valley Healthcare Center across the street from Mile Squar ... 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 >>
It takes a village to raise a child--or, in some instances, the gay and lesbian inhabitants.That's the message comedian and fabulously out father Alec Mapa spreads when he headlines "an entertaining and informational event" promoting adoption and foster parenting within the LGBT community.
Forget Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the rest. It's all about us, says Orange County's most famous atheist
An Orange County oncologist, whose fraudulent health care schemes caused losses of up to $1 million, was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in federal prison yesterday.In a precious paradigm of irony, the 66-year-old doctor who pleaded guilty to five counts of health care fraud is named Glen Justice. ... More >>
Maybe it's the fact that Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has already suffered several explosions, is currently leaking radiation into the air, and seems to be headed toward total meltdown. Maybe it's the fact that a cold pressure system is sucking cold wind out of China and Korea and sendin ... More >>
An Orange County heart-monitoring service will pay $3.6 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company defrauded government health care programs, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles announced. National Cardio Labs LLC was based in Santa Ana, Aliso Viejo and then Irvin ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] We've got both kinds: feminine hygiene products and Latino Minutemen!
A class-action suit filed in New Jersey by longtime Denny's patron Nick DeBenedetto and backed by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) alleges that "Most meals at Denny's restaurants meals are dangerously high in salt, putting the chain's customers at greater risk of hig ... More >>
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
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