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Federal authorities arrested 90 people for alleged Medicare fraud

Medicare has been administered by the federal government to provide Americans aged 65 and older access to health insurance. Considering the cost of health care nowadays, this national social insurance program is a great help for most people. Unfortunately, the program is sometimes vulnerable to fraud, which is why any incident related to Medicare fraud is treated very seriously.

Northern Louisiana duo faces numerous counts of insurance fraud

White-collar crimes are considered by many people to be far less serious than violent crimes and drug offenses. However, even though fraud, embezzlement and identity theft may not physically harm someone, they can hurt financially. When large companies or state agencies are involved, law enforcements officers take the crimes seriously.

Vandalism spree results in discovery of felony theft ring

Property damage that occurs as a result of an accident can lead to civil penalties anywhere in the country, Louisiana included. Property damage that is intentional, however, is generally regarded as vandalism and is often considered a felony.

East Baton Rouge pair face drug possession and other charges

Whenever drug laws are violated, law enforcement officials do what they can to arrest the violators, whether the crimes are state or federal violations. The severity of penalties for drug crime convictions vary, but they can jeopardize the quality of the rest of a person's life.

Doctor receives 210 federal counts of health care fraud

One count of federal health care fraud may result in dire consequences for a Calcasieu, Louisiana, resident. Apparently, one did not seem enough when a 57-year-old doctor was charged with not one but 210 federal counts of health care fraud and money laundering. The case of a Florida doctor recently got a lot of attention because of the charges issued against her.

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