Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'criminal charges'

Hospital exec found guilty in NY corruption probe - chicagotribune.com

Further fallout from the Carl Kruger / William Boyland corruption matter, reported by the Chicago Tribune: A former hospital executive was convicted on Monday of conspiracy and fraud for creating fake consulting contracts to funnel money to New York state...

Jail Time for HIPAA Violator

Today's HealthLeaders Media has an article on a recent HIPAA sentencing: A federal judge has sentenced a man to six years in prison for his role in a prescription fraud scheme that included crimes of healthcare fraud, aggravated identity theft...

New NYLJ Article: "Feds Taking Aim At In-House Lawyers, Executives"

Section Member Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "Feds Taking Aim At In-House Lawyers, Executives," appears in the February 2, 2011...

Threat of HIPAA "Jail Time" Now Real

When first implementing HIPAA way back when, attorneys and consultants typically raised the threat of jail time to point out the risks of ignoring the then new rule. In the following years, the lack of any significant enforcement activities belied...

Trouble Deepens at Presby, Hospital Officials Indicted

The Wall Street Journal and HealthLeaders Media both report on federal indictments handed down yesterday in the ongoing probe into bidding practices at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. From HealthLeaders: A federal grand jury has indicted two former hospital executives for their...

NY Hospital Clerk Arrested For Identity Theft

Online today at the Albany Times-Union website: A medical records clerk from St. Peter’s Hospital was arrested on charges of stealing patients’ personal information and using it to open credit card accounts, police said, and more unknowing victims could be...

NYAG Recovers $283 Million in 2009 With 148 Criminal Fraud Convictions

From the Attorney General's website 4/12: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) obtained a record 148 criminal convictions across New York and recovered over $283 million in 2009. The information is detailed...

NYAG Recovers $283 Million in 2009 With 148 Criminal Fraud Convictions

From the Attorney General's website 4/12: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) obtained a record 148 criminal convictions across New York and recovered over $283 million in 2009. The information is detailed...

Three Plead Guilty Under HIPAA Criminal Chrages

From a Justice Department press release July 20, 2009: Jane W. Duke, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with Thomas J. Browne, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Little Rock Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today...

Criminal HIPAA Charges - Coming Wave?

Yet another criminal HIPAA case: Jane W. Duke, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with William C. Temple, Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today the...

Another HIPAA Criminal Indictment

Hard on the heels of the patient data theft at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center comes an indictment of an administrative specialist at UCLA Medical Center for snooping in celebrity medical records. Lawanda Jackson, 49, was indicted April 9 on...

Patient Information Theft at NYC Hospital (Updated 4/14)

Today's New York Times reports: An employee of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan stole information from the records of as many as 40,000 patients, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday. The theft — which occurred over the past...

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