Patient Recruiter Sentenced to Prison for $1.5 Million Kickback Scheme

Detroit, Michigan - A Michigan patient recruiter was sentenced to 60 months in prison Wednesday for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care that were procured through the payment of kickbacks.

Rwanda National Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Rwanda as you mark 57 years of independence on July 1 and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day on July 4.

Four Cases of E. coli Bacteria Linked to San Diego County Fair 2-year-old boy dies

San Diego, California - The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is reporting four confirmed or probable pediatric cases of Shiga-toxin-producing E. Coli (STEC) linked to contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair. One child has died.

Board of Supervisors Approve 1,119-Home Master-Planned Community at Otay Ranch

San Diego, California - San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors approved a project Wednesday consistent with the County’s general plan that could eventually build up to 1,119 homes, commercial space, a school, parks and trails, and a fire station on 1,284 acres between Chula Vista and Jamul.

Earthquake Early Warning Tested in San Diego County

San Diego, California - At 11 a.m. Thursday, cellphones across San Diego County started sounding off with a loud tone used for emergency alerts. It was part of a test of the California Earthquake Early Warning System, also known as ShakeAlert.

Owners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

Los Angeles, California - Two owners and operators of a home health agency were sentenced to 10 years and 6½ years in federal prison on Monday for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare for various items and services – including home health services, diagnostic testing, medical procedures and durable medical equipment – that were not medically necessary and/or were not provided.