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Use of Misbranded Drugs Results in 5 Year Sentence for Oncologist

Posted on Health Care Law News, White Collar News August 8, 2017 by Robert Nicholson

In a recent example of prosecutions of physicians for using adulterated or misbranded drugs and devices, a Tampa area oncologist was sentenced on August 7, 2017 to almost 6 years in prison for using unapproved, foreign-sourced chemotherapy drugs.  According to the Indictment, Dr. Norbergs ordered the drugs from foreign, unlicensed distributors for use in her Read more →

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Department of Justice Steps Up Diversion Investigations

Posted on Health Care Law News, White Collar News August 4, 2017 by Robert Nicholson

The Department of Justice has announced the creation of a new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit to be comprised of 12 Assistance United States Attorneys in 12 different jurisdictions that will be exclusively assigned to prosecute criminal violations relating to prescription drugs.  The unit reportedly will use data to identify subjects that may be Read more →

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Department of Justice Follows Through on Threat of Individual Prosecution

Posted on Health Care Law News, White Collar News November 1, 2015 by author

Only weeks after Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced that the government was going to take a harder line against individuals in corporate fraud cases, the government has charged the former CEO of Warner Chilcott. Carl Reichel was arrested in connection with a health care fraud, false claims and kickback investigation that has also lead Read more →

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DOJ FCPA Enforcement Activity Targets South Florida Firm Making Improper Payments to Venezuelan Bank Official

Posted on White Collar News October 21, 2013 by author

The managing partner of the Miami office for Direct Access Partners (“DAP,” a U.S. based broker-dealer), Ernesto Lujan, was arrested at his home in Wellington, Florida, today on felony charges of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with a bribery and kickback scheme involving the Banco de Desarallo Economico y Social Read more →

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Supreme Court Limits Statute of Limitations in Securities Fraud Cases

Posted on White Collar News February 28, 2013 by author

In Gabelli et al. v. SEC, 586 U.S.__ (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important unanimous opinion curtailing the SEC’s enforcement authority. More specifically, in April 2008, the SEC filed a Complaint alleging investment adviser fraud against Marc J. Gabelli, the portfolio manager of the mutual fund Gabelli Global Growth Fund, and Bruce Alpert, Read more →

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