Law Enforcement

(UK) PM hosts first Cabinet meeting

Prime Minster David Cameron has chaired the first meeting of his new coalition Cabinet.

Secretary-General announces new UN chief of protocol

SECRETARY-GENERAL ANNOUNCES NEW UN CHIEF OF PROTOCOL

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed today Desmond Parker of Trinidad and Tobago as the top official for protocol at the United Nations.

United States Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Wheeling Hospital, R & V Associates, and Ronald Violi Based on Improper Payments and Kickbacks to Physicians

The United States has partially intervened in a lawsuit under the False Claims Act against Wheeling Hospital Inc. (Wheeling), R & V Associates Ltd. (R & V), and Ronald Violi in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Department of Justice announced on December 21. The government intervened with respect to allegations that Wheeling, which is located in Wheeling, WV, violated the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and that those violations were caused by R & V, Wheeling’s contracted management consultant, and Violi, Wheeling’s CEO.

United States Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Wheeling Hospital, R & V Associates, and Ronald Violi Based on Improper Payments and Kickbacks to Physicians

The United States has partially intervened in a lawsuit under the False Claims Act against Wheeling Hospital Inc. (Wheeling), R & V Associates Ltd. (R & V), and Ronald Violi in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Department of Justice announced on December 21. The government intervened with respect to allegations that Wheeling, which is located in Wheeling, WV, violated the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and that those violations were caused by R & V, Wheeling’s contracted management consultant, and Violi, Wheeling’s CEO.

Former Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud

Geoffrey Rotich pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return and making a false bankruptcy declaration, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen R. McAllister of the District of Kansas.

Florida Department of Corrections Officer Charged With Conspiring to Commit Civil Rights Violations and Making False Statements

The Justice Department, on December 17, announced that a federal grand jury in Miami indicted Florida Department of Corrections officer, Terrance Reynolds, 28, for conspiring with former sergeant Brendan Butler to physically assault and intimidate youthful offenders for conduct perceived by the officers as disruptive or disrespectful.

Louisiana Couple Indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Filing False Tax Returns

A federal grand jury sitting in Shreveport, Louisiana, returned an indictment charging a Shreveport husband and wife with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and multiple counts of filing false tax returns, on December 12, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana David C. Joseph.

Georgia Precious Metals Broker Convicted Of Willfully Failing To File Tax Returns

A federal jury in Atlanta, Georgia, convicted Saleem Hakim, 49, of three counts of failing to file federal income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Tennessee Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Retaliatory Lien and Making a False Tax Refund Claim

Falsely Claimed Federal Judge, Prosecutor, IRS Employees and Others Owed Him Millions

A Rogersville, Tennessee, resident was sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing a fraudulent multi-million dollar lien against a government employee and filing a false claim for a tax refund, on November 28, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Nutritional Supplement Marketer Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime

A Monument, Colorado, man pled guilty today to one count of attempting to evade the payment of income taxes, on November 27, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn for the District of Colorado.