Monday, October 26, 2020

Don’t Tell Dad

Do you remember getting in trouble as a child? That moment where you knew your future was bleak; a ''time out'' or ''grounding'' was in your cards and there was no avoiding it. Do you remember the realization that if only you could keep...

Weeding out Fraud

While U.S. tobacco production has drastically decreased over the past 30 years, the controversial crop is still big business for many farmers. (Unfortunately, where there's a cash crop, fraudsters seem to pop up like weeds.) According to an article in The Fayetteville Observer, a...

Filing False Claims Leads to Court Cases

The U.S. Justice Department—and, specifically, U.S. attorneys in Connecticut—are cracking down on Medicaid fraud from healthcare providers who file false claims. In the latest case, a Waterbury licensed professional counselor in children’s behavioral health, has entered into a civil settlement with federal authorities to reimburse...

Thank You for Not Frauding

The history of “buttlegging,” or cigarette smuggling, is unfortunately rather established on the east coast of the US. The practice has commonly been used by organized crime and terrorist organizations to defraud the government of money and raise illicit funds. In fact,...

Out of Gas

It's pretty important to check your vehicle's gas gauge regularly make sure it doesn't get too low, otherwise you could end up on the side of the road waiting for assistance. According to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) press release, a couple...

Road Show

Unemployment insurance benefits are funded through taxes paid for by employers. (Unlike Social Security benefits, workers do not have to pay into the system through paycheck deductions.) The insurance program is intended to provide temporary income for workers who are either partially or fully...

Stressed Out

Psychiatrists are supposed to help their patients cope with stress, not cause it. An article published by the Fairfield Patch tells about how a Connecticut psychiatrist and her husband caused quite a bit of stress for their patients, as well as their state's Medicaid...

Breach of Trust

A Bridgeport, Conn., woman is spending the holidays behind bars and will have to pay more than $1.3 million for her role in an identity theft scheme that defrauded the Medicaid and Social Security benefits programs. The 46-year-old reported to prison in September and will...

Karma Bites

The idea of karma is a beautiful thing: violence begets violence, what goes around comes around. It's comforting to know that maybe, just maybe, what you do earlier in life will contribute to your happiness (or unhappiness) later in life. Luckily...

Bad Habit

Everyone has a vice, whether it be procrastination, bingeing on Netflix, spending too much time on social media, or something much worse. A Waterbury, Connecticut man, who admitted he had a heroin habit, conspired with his ex-wife to support this bad habit by lying...
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