PFAS – Is This Deadly Killer in your Water? Don’t Trust Corporate America to Tell the Truth There is an interesting drama unfolding in sleepy Burlington, Vermont. It hasn’t attracted much media attention but it should. A company’s own in house lawyer says a plastic manufacturer is lying about dangerous PFAS contamination in rural Vermont and other locations throughout the country. This story begins in in the 1970’s but we will pick up in May…
Finally a Reverse Mortgage Mogul Heading to Prison for Fraud? We get a lot of angry calls from family members of elderly homeowners who feel tricked by false advertisements from reverse mortgage lenders. We still remember those TV commercials by Tom Selleck touting all the benefits of reverse mortgages without disclosing the risks. Finally, we have some good news to report. The government is pushing back. A Manhattan federal jury convicted the millionaire owner of…
Dentist Accused of Breaking Healthy Teeth to Bill for Expensive Repairs One of the primary tenets of the Hippocratic Oath is the promise to “do no harm.” Evidently a dentist outside of Milwaukee never got that memo. Recently a Wisconsin federal grand jury indicted Dr. Scott Charmoli and charged him with chipping healthy teeth of his patients simply so he could apply expensive crowns. According to the indictment, “Scott Charmoli knowingly and willfully executed and…
Quick Look at All the Popular Cryptocurrency Scams and How to Fight Back As I rewrite this post (April 2021), most of the major cryptocurrencies are at record highs. But the volatility in these investments also remains at record levels. That means you could see a huge gain in just 24 hours or see your retirement savings wiped out within a day. We have nothing against folks investing in cryptocurrencies. While none of us have…
Lawyer for Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Indicted! Learn How to Obtain an IRS Whistleblower Reward for Exposing Tax Cheats and Those Who Help Them Last month a prominent Houston lawyer was indicted for facilitating a multi-million dollar tax fraud. Federal prosecutors say that Carlos Kepke conspired with a billionaire hedge fund manager and defrauded the IRS of taxes on $225,000,000.00 in capital gains. According to the indictment, from 1999 to 2014, Kepke helped hedge fund…
Learn the Difference Between Unqualified and Falsely Certified Healthcare Workers and Why Both Matter (And How to Collect a Cash Reward for Reporting the Practices That Bill for Either) Recently we wrote about a false certifications case in South Carolina. Doctor’s Care and its management company agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle charges that they billed for doctors and nurses not certified by Medicare. Today we write about a new case where the government…
Sheboygan County v. M.W., 2021AP6, 5/12/21, District 2 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity For more than a year now, Langlade County v. D.J.W., 2020 WI 41, 391 Wis. 2d 231, 942 N.W.2d 277, has required circuit courts imposing ch. 51 commitments to identify which statutory form of dangerousness has been proved. A little […]…