A Las Vegas resident has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison and ordered to pay $2.8 million in restitution after pleading guilty to running prize promotion scams that defrauded thousands of victims, many of whom were elderly, out of more than $20 million.
For the third consecutive year, in 2017, IRS impersonation scams were the top type of scams reported to the Senate Special Committee on Aging's fraud hotline, according to the committee, which released its 2018 "Fraud Book" and held a hearing on the topic on Wednesday.
Charges against more than 250 defendants who allegedly stole more than $500 million from more than a million Americans were announced Thursday in an effort that the Justice Department described as "the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history."
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The former CEO of American Senior Communities and two others have agreed to plead guilty to some of the charges related to their alleged roles in a $16 million fraud, kickback and money-laundering scheme.
Settlements with Life Care Centers of America and eClinicalWorks marked two of the largest healthcare fraud-related recoveries by the federal government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the Justice Department recently announced.
The former owner of a Colorado senior living community may get to keep his day job. But his nights and weekends will be spent in jail, following a check-kiting conviction.
A former senior advocate faces her next court date Friday after being indicted on several felony counts for allegedly stealing up to $50,000 from an assisted living resident for whom she was responsible. Her former employer says the news prompts a lesson for senior living communities, residents and their families.
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Another defendant in the alleged $16 million fraud, kickback and money-laundering scheme involving former executives of American Senior Communities has agreed to plead guilty to charges against him.
A federal court in New York has permanently barred 14 people and entities from operating two alleged multimillion dollar international mail fraud schemes that targeted older Americans and others, according to the Justice Department.
A class-action lawsuit against Oakmont Senior Living appears to be headed back to a California state court. The lawsuit alleges the community failed to deliver on staffing promises.
An Atlanta-based businessman accused by the SEC of misusing investor funds raised to purchase and renovate senior living facilities has filed for bankruptcy, calling into question his ability to fulfill an agreement to repay investors more than $86 million.
The office of a New Mexico guardian to older adults, veterans and people with special needs has been closed after federal officials accused the company and its co-founders of embezzling $4 million in client funds to finance their "lavish lifestyles."
A Chicago-based senior living developer avoided being barred from the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, and his companies are not going into receivership, after a federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction and receivership made by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The former manager of an assisted living facility in Maryland has been sentenced to 52 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after admitting to obtaining credit cards in the names of residents and making almost $75,000 in purchases on them.
Over the next year, a new initiative will see state attorneys general across the country focusing on strengthening efforts to fight elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in senior living communities and other settings.
An employee of the agency that oversees the licensure of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Florida accepted bribes from facility owners, including one charged in a historic $1 billion healthcare fraud case, in exchange for providing information that helped them keep their licenses and submit fraudulent bills for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Department of Justice alleges.
Ten Miami-Dade County assisted living facility owners have received sentences of federal prison time or home confinement for accepting healthcare kickbacks, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
A $60 million lawsuit alleging understaffing and fraudulent billing at 45 senior living communities in North Carolina "is an erroneous interpretation of Medicaid reimbursement in the state," says the senior living operator at the center of the complaint.
A Florida home health agency paid kickbacks to the owner of three assisted living communities and others in exchange for referrals that resulted in more than $3 million in fraudulent Medicare payments, the federal government alleged Thursday as part of a larger announcement of $1.3 billion in alleged false healthcare billings.
A South Carolina businessman has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after being charged in January in a $3.9 million fraud case for allegedly diverting investor funds meant to buy or renovate senior living communities and using them for other purposes. Nine communities remain in receivership.
Forty-five senior living communities in North Carolina have defrauded the state and federal governments of more than $60 million by submitting claims for personal care services that, based on staffing levels, could not have been provided to residents living in their memory care units, a lawsuit alleges.
A federal judge has permanently dismissed a lawsuit in which a former employee accused Brookdale Senior Living and subsidiaries of submitting approximately $35 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for reimbursement.
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The Maryland attorney general is seeking civil penalties and treble damages to the state in a lawsuit against an assisted living community he says submitted false Medicaid claims totaling $1.1 million over more than four years.