Racketeering, Insurance Fraud, Patient Neglect and Now Murder P2

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We are continuing our discussion of a case from outside of North Carolina that involves patient safety and racketeering insurance fraud. The three defendants — a doctor and two of his nurse anesthetists — now face second-degree murder charges. Prosecutors claim that the doctor, as the head of a number of endoscopy clinics, ordered his
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An unusual case from 2010 is back in the news. The defendant is a 62-year-old doctor who ran a number of endoscopy clinics. Two years ago, a grand jury handed up a 28-count indictment charging the doctor and two of his nurse anesthetists with racketeering insurance fraud, reckless endangerment, patient neglect and a long list
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Operation Swift Justice Scoops Up 157 Suspects in Cumberland Cty

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A sweeping dragnet by the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina together with local police resulted in a total of 152 arrests July 17-19. The officers were armed with 202 warrants, and the arrests were for offenses ranging from robbery to drug and firearms offenses, as well as violation of probation. The
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Criminal Charges Settled, Vioxx Causes $321.6m Pain for Merck

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A federal court has sanctioned Merck & Co. Inc. with a $321.6 million fine for its improper off-label marketing of its drug Vioxx. This fine settles criminal charges and will be shared by the federal government and 44 states, including North Carolina. The pharmaceutical giant recently settled a civil case about Vioxx that resulted in sizeable
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