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Bruce’s observations on some of the most recent, disgraceful conduct of Trump and Barr, and of the heroism of some of our career public servants in reaction to that conduct, from the perspective of one who served as a DOJ prosecutor for eleven years during the Reagan, Bush (41) and Clinton administrations.

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

For whatever it may be worth, here are some observations on some of the most recent, disgraceful conduct of Trump and Barr, and of the heroism of some of our career public servants in reaction to that conduct, from the perspective of one who served as a DOJ prosecutor for eleven years during the… Read More »

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Crypto Crime Is a Focus of Trump’s New Task Force on Consumer Fraud

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

In forming a new task force to protect consumers from fraud, the Trump administration made clear that one of the greatest threats to the public is just emerging: red-hot markets for crypto coins. The inclusion of virtual tokens — along with traditional crimes like money laundering and investment schemes targeting the elderly — as… Read More »

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

http://http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/18/investing/audi-ceo-arrested-volkswagen-rupert-stadler/index.html The CEO of luxury automaker Audi has been arrested in Germany as part of an investigation into emissions cheating. Munich prosecutors said Monday that Rupert Stadler, who has worked for Audi parent company Volkswagen since 1990, had been detained because of concerns he could influence witnesses in an ongoing fraud investigation. Stadler, 55,… Read More »

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Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Members of a special team at the Education Department that had been investigating widespread abuses by for-profit colleges have been marginalized, reassigned or instructed to focus on other matters, according to current and former employees. The unwinding of the team has effectively killed investigations into possibly fraudulent activities at several large for-profit colleges where… Read More »

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Chairman of Public Health Trust on Grounds of Tax Evasion, Fraud

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

While he campaigned for an $830 million bond referendum paid for by Miami-Dade taxpayers in 2013, the then-board chairman of Jackson Health System, the county’s public hospital network, refused to pay personal income taxes and then dodged the IRS’s collection efforts, a Miami grand jury said in a criminal indictment unsealed last week. Darryl… Read More »

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Costs Increase for Health Care Fraud and Abuse Violations

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Recent congressional action will have serious ramifications on corporate and individual defendants who are or could be under investigation for violations of federal health care program fraud and abuse laws. Changes implemented by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 dramatically increased the penalties that can be imposed on those who violate federal health care… Read More »

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FIFA Convictions A Shot Across Bow Of Sports Corruption

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

After U.S. prosecutors last month secured convictions of two former South American soccer officials in the first trial from the U.S. FIFA corruption probe, others in soccer and other international sports organizations should be wary of potential further U.S.-led probes into an industry rife with corruption allegations. Late last month, a federal jury in… Read More »

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National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

July 13, 2017 Department of Justice Press Release: Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged… Read More »

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Hundreds of So. Floridians arrested in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Crackdown

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

More than 300 people were arrested in raids on Wednesday, June 21st. The sheer number of suspects arrested and charged with stealing from Medicare — just over 300 nationwide, including 100 in South Florida — was one for the record books.  But Wednesday’s massive take-down of doctors, nurses, pharmacy owners, clinic operators and patient… Read More »

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Chairman of Broward Health Resigns, cites political interference

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

David Di Pietro resigned Thursday as chairman of Broward Health, just days after prevailing in court over Gov. Rick Scott‘s attempt to suspend him from office. Di Pietro, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Republican activist, said political interference by the governor had made it impossible for him to effectively serve the public hospital system. “During… Read More »

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