Three Defendants Plead Guilty in $65 Million Health Care Fraud; Additional Charges Brought Against Alleged Ringleaders

San Diego, California - Three former U.S. service members pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday, admitting their roles in a fraud scheme that bilked the military healthcare program known as TRICARE out of more than $65 million.

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested on Federal RICO Charge that Alleges He Agreed to Accept At Least $1.5 Million in Illicit Benefits

Los Angeles, California - Special agents with the FBI this morning arrested Jose Huizar, an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council, on a federal racketeering charge that alleges he led a criminal enterprise that used his powerful position at City Hall to solicit and accept lucrative bribes and other financial benefits to enrich himself and his close associates in exchange for Huizar taking official actions favorable to the developers and others who financed and facilitated the bribes.

DOJ Files Statement of Interest Challenging the Constitutionality of Hawaii Governor’s COVID-19 Order that Effectively Discriminates Against Out of-State Residents

Washington, DC - The Justice Department Tuesday filed a statement of interest in Hawaii federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by Nevada and California residents who own property in Hawaii challenging a measure by Gov. David Ige in response to COVID‑19 that mandates a 14-day self-quarantine for individuals entering Hawaii.

Sizzling Products: Vitabrid C¹², Nectar Bath Treats, Limoneira, ShopLC, Exfoliator, Drying Rack

San Diego, California - Summer’s here, so with some self-care enhancers for the season is our lifestyle and consumer trends expert, Merilee Kern via Justin Case and America Newscape:

United States Joins Lawsuit against AECOM Alleging False Claims in Connection with Hurricane Disaster Relief

New Orleans, Louisiana - The United States has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against AECOM, an architecture and engineering firm based in Los Angeles, California and certain disaster relief applicants, alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair or replacement of certain facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against Manufacturing Company

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Wednesday announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with ChemArt, a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of ornaments and custom-designed collectibles.