A federal jury in Los Angeles, California found a pharmacy owner guilty today for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than $1.3 million in fraudulent claims for prescription drugs.
“Without the required divestitures, Gray’s merger with Raycom threatens serious competitive harm to cable subscribers and small businesses,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “I am pleased, however, that we have been able to reach a speedy and complete resolution of the Division’s concerns, thanks in part to the parties’ commitment to engage in good faith settlement talks from the outset of our investigation.”
Platforms undoubtedly bring tremendous innovations and benefits to the marketplace.  They lower transaction costs, enabling sellers and customers to find each other more easily.  Mobile platforms, like iOS and Android, enable app developers to launch new products and services and reach thousands of customers instantly.  Travel and ecommerce platforms like Expedia and eBay help consumers compare prices and products more easily across different sellers. 
Marc Howard Berger was sentenced today to 8 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Special Agent in Charge Tara Sullivan.
Thank you, Laura, for the kind introduction, and thank you to the Food and Drug Law Institute for hosting me here today. This is an exciting time in the food and drug space and it’s wonderful to have the chance to come speak with you all.
Five defendants were convicted yesterday by a federal jury for their roles in operating a massive international sex trafficking organization that was responsible for coercing hundreds of Thai women to engage in commercial sex acts across the United States.
An indictment was unsealed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine charging Sou Chao Li, 37, and Derong Maio, 37, both of Concord, New Hampshire, with one count of conspiracy to engage in interstate transportation and travel for prostitution, two counts of sex trafficking by fraud and coercion, and five counts of interstate transportation for prostitution. 
A federal grand jury sitting in Shreveport, Louisiana, returned an indictment yesterday charging a Shreveport husband and wife with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and multiple counts of filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana David C. Joseph.


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