KC man found guilty of stealing his kid’s identities in tax fraud scheme
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man has been convicted in federal court of a tax fraud scheme where he stole his children’s identities. Michael Kheop, 51, was convicted of three counts of making false claims, two counts of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft Monday in federal court in Kansas City. According to prosecutors, Kheop created a fake business in 2013 and then made fraudulent W-2 forms in order to claim income tax refunds in his own name and the names of his three minor children.Kehop filed 12 fraudulent claims for refunds on behalf of the children between 2014 and 2017.
A Texas woman was convicted Friday on six counts of health care fraud in connection with a $ 5 . 5 million federal workers’ compensation overbilling scheme One complaint said Sumerour and Morgan “submitted and/or taught others to submit” false health care claims between January 2011 and March
Health Care Fraud Indictment Charges Man and His Company in Scheme to Bilk Medicare Final Defendant Convicted in 9 Million Health Care Fraud Scam. Jaime Lynn Slade Bonne Terre was indicted for her involvement in a health care fraud scheme with her former employer Dr. Antoine
Awoman was convicted Friday on six counts of fraud in connection with a $5.5 million federal workers’ compensation , U.S. officials said.
Melissa Sumerour, 48, of Lorena, was found guilty by a federal jury following a five-day trial, DOJ officials said in a statement.
Sumerour and co-defendant Latosha Morgan, 42, of Grand Prairie, billed the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation for more physical therapy work than was actually provided, officials said. Morgan has pleaded guilty and is scheduled for sentencing in March 2020.
3 charged with running $722M cryptocurrency scam
Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme" that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday. Matthew Goettsche, 37, was arrested Tuesday in Colorado, while Jobadiah Weeks, 38, was taken into custody in Florida and Joseph Abel, 49, was arrested in California, according to the U.S. attorney's office.It wasn't immediately clear whether they had attorneys who could speak for them.
A judge who sentenced a Texas woman to five years in prison for voting illegally because she was a felon on “Prison is a lot closer for her today,” Alison Grinter, a lawyer for the woman , Crystal Mason, 43, said on Tuesday, noting that Ms. Mason was convicted of illegal voting in a one-day trial held
Dubor owned and operated Care Committers Health Services home health agency in Richmond. During the three-day trial, the jury heard evidence that Dubor faces up 10 years in federal prison for each count of health care fraud and up to five years for conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statute.
Both women worked for Dr. Les Benson, a physician who played pro football for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s, KWTX-TV of Waco reported in October 2018. That story said Benson had been indicted twice in connection with the case, which dates back to 2011, butmakes no mention of him so his current status was unclear.
An affidavit reviewed by KWTX in 2018 said Sumerour and Morgan worked as billing clerks for “Physician A,” whom sources told the station was Benson.
Criminal complaints stated that Physician A “incentivized Melissa Sumerour and Latosha Morgan to maximize billing by offering a bonus if their respective clinics billed over $50,000 in a week.”
Kickback scheme cost Florida VA hospitals millions, investigators say
One of those charged is accused of selling her status as a disabled veteran to allow a company to get preferential treatment for VA contracts. The Wellington-based company, EMKO Medical Supply, billed the two medical centers $8.8 million for various goods since January 2017, court records show.The disabled vet, Lisa Anderson, who is accused of falsely claiming she owned at least 51% of the company, is charged with making a false statement. She faces a maximum five-year prison sentence if convicted.
Office, Special Agent in Charge John F. Khin of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General – Defense Criminal Investigative Service After a four-day trial, Stephen Chalker, 42, of Wellington, Florida, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and two substantive
today of health care fraud , and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care Field Office and Director of Law Enforcement David Maxwell of the Texas Attorney General’s unnecessary home health services and falsifying medical records to hide their crimes,” said Acting
One complaint said Sumerour and Morgan “submitted and/or taught others to submit” false health care claims between January 2011 and March 2017,.
Since its creation in March 2007, the DOJ’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged more than 4,200 defendants who had billed the Medicare program for nearly $19 billion, the DOJ statement said.
California man charged in $15M energy company fraud scheme .
A California man has been charged with bilking dozens of people in a $15 million phony energy company scheme. Joey Dodson, 55, of Indio, was arrested Friday, according to the U.S. attorney's office.