A Palm Beach County, Florida doctor was arrested and charged with conspiring to commit health care fraud and wire fraud for his alleged participation in a massive years-long health care fraud scheme throughout Palm Beach County, billing for fraudulent tests and treatments for vulnerable patients seeking treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction.

In a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, Michael J. Ligotti, D.O, 46, of Delray Beach, Florida, was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

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Attorney General William P. Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to reschedule the execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a federal death-row inmate who was convicted more than 17 years ago of the brutal murders of a grandmother and her nine-year-old granddaughter. The execution, initially scheduled for last December, is now scheduled to occur on August 26, 2020, at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Assistant Attorney General Beth A. Williams issued the following statement today on the Senate’s confirmation of the 200th Article III judge under the Trump Administration. Earlier this week, Williams penned an op-ed noting that the administration’s judicial appointments have earned the American Bar Association’s “Well Qualified” rating at nearly the highest rate in five decades.

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Gareth David Long, 41, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison for running a scheme to steal millions of dollars from hundreds of thousands of consumers.

Long was sentenced by Judge Andrew Gordon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada as a result of his Nov. 5, 2019, guilty plea to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges in connection with the scheme that he operated. As part of his guilty plea, Long admitted that he created and deposited checks drawn on the checking accounts of more than 375,000 victims without authorization during a six-month period in 2013.   more...
An indictment against three individuals for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare, TRICARE, and private insurance companies, and their conspiracy to launder the proceeds has been unsealed, with the conduct allegedly resulting in more than $180 million in fraudulent billings.

Mitchell “Chad” Barrett, 54, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, David “Jason” Rutland, 41, of Bolton, Mississippi, and Thomas “Tommy” Shoemaker, 56, of Rayville, Louisiana were charged on May 27, 2020, in the Southern District of Mississippi.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a memorandum to the Chief of the Forest Service regarding forest management activities, public access, and wildfire prevention:

"Today’s announcement is another important step is getting our nations forests and grasslands working again. For too long, the federal government has failed in its responsibility to actively management our nations forests and in return, they have become tinder boxes waiting to burn. This years fire season presents unique challenges given the favorable weather conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic. Bold action is necessary to mitigate this enhanced risk. I am pleased to see this announcement, as it shows the Trump Administration understands these problems and focused on fixing them," said Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04).

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