Category Archives: Health Care Fraud

The 2018 Boom in Physician Arrests: Characteristics of the Arrested Doctor

It’s happening:  more and more doctors are being arrested and imprisoned on federal charges.  This isn’t a shocker, we’ve been warning about it for a while now.  For details and background info, check out: Health Care Fraud Prosecutions in 2018: Money and Drugs Doctors in Texas Alert: Feds Are Targeting Health Care Fraud Arrests Doctor…


Health Care Fraud Prosecutions in 2018: Money and Drugs

Criminal Investigations, Arrests, and Charges of Doctors, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Billing Services, Clinic Owners, and More on Felony Fraud Charges Anyone involved in the healthcare industry here in Texas need to be prepared for scrutiny by local, state, and federal law enforcement.  Healthcare fraud is a big, big deal these days. The heavy media coverage of…


Texas in the 2017 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment

A few weeks ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration released its annual drug crime report, entitled the 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment.  It’s published as the government’s latest “…comprehensive strategic assessment of threats posed to our communities by transnational criminal organizations and the illicit drugs they distribute throughout the United States.”  (Report, page 7.) 2017 DEA…


Doctor Warning: Opioid Drug CEO Indictment Is Tip of Health Care Fraud Arrest Iceberg

Last week, two big things happened in the Prescription Drug World which will impact doctors and health care providers in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas area.  How? More and more, Texas doctors and local physicians are going to find themselves the subject of criminal investigation and some are going to be shocked as…


WHITE COLLAR CRIME: INDICTMENTS OF TEXAS PROFESSIONALS

When Suits Are Arrested White collar crime prosecutions for various kinds of fraud, among other things, are popping up all over Texas right now.  Professionals in nice suits and enjoying swanky life styles are getting  arrested and charged for all sorts of felonies.   What is White Collar Crime? You probably know more about “white collar…


The New DEA Drug Report: Drug Cartels, Doctors, and Health Care Fraud

The 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Report from the Drug Enforcement Administration has been released. The biggest problem: controlled prescription drugs.  This month, the latest annual report from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been released.  It’s filled with information concerning illegal drugs like heroin and street drugs like synthetic marijuana. Read the complete 2016…


Arresting Texas Doctors for Health Care Fraud: What You Need to Know

If you are a practicing physician here in North Texas, then you need to recognize how very, very serious the federal government is in targeting health care fraud.  The Justice Department is eager to find and arrest doctors, as well as other professionals, on all sorts of federal felony charges based upon fraud involving health…


Health Care Fraud: 21 Indictments in Forest Park Medical Center Case

Last Thursday here in Dallas, the seal on a November 16, 2016, federal grand jury indictment was removed.  The unsealed indictment’s revelations hit the medical community of North Texas (and probably the rest of the state) like a tsunami.   Forest Park Medical Center Fraud Indictment Unsealed It’s the Indictment filed in Case No. 3-16CR-0516D…


Federal Structuring Case: Lowest Possible Guideline Sentence up to 58% Reduction

Mr. Lowe represented a local Pharmacist that owned two Pharmacies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Mr. Lowe’s client  was accused of violating Titles 18 USC section 371 and Title 31 section 5324(d)(1).  Mr. Lowe’s client made 77 deposits in his personal bank accounts at JP Morgan and Bank of America totalling over $460,000 in amounts…