Yearly Archives: 2015

Interpol Rejects Malaysia’s Red Notice Request For UK Journalist

On July 2, 2015, the Sarawak Report, a UK-based online media source covering environmental politics in Sarawak, Malaysia, published an article accusing the Prime Minister of Malaysia—NajibRazak—of receiving nearly $700 million of deposits in his personal account from monies related to a state investment fund. Approximately one month later on August 4, 2015, the Royal Malaysia Police obtained an arrest warrant for Clare Rewcastle-Brown, the London-based investigative journalist and founder of the Sarawak Report, for committing “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy” and for publishing “statements likely to cause public alarm.”

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A Historic Year in Health-Care Fraud Prosecutions

Over the course of a single week in June 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), conducted what Attorney General Loretta Lynch called “the largest criminal health-care fraud takedown in the history of the Department of Justice.” Two-hundred and forty-three individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals—were arrested and chargedfor allegedly billing Medicare for close to $712 million worth of patient care that was never given or that was medically unnecessary. The charges included health-care fraud,conspiracy to commit health-care fraud, various violations of anti-kickback statutes, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft, among others.

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Crime is on the rise in Los Angeles, reports show

In Los Angeles, there has been a decline in crime over the last 12 years. Living there, you may have felt safe walking home at night or going out with friends. With so much crime taking place, you could even be caught up in charges for being at the scene of a crime. In that case, you need to step back and defend yourself.

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