Defending Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses in “Pill Mill” Strike Force Cases

On April 17, 2019, the DOJ announced in a press release that the government is bringing federal criminal charges against 60 individuals, including 31 doctors, 7 pharmacists, 8 nurse practitioners, and several other licensed medical professionals, based on allegations that these healthcare providers were unlawfully distributing prescription opioid medication and committing healthcare fraud. The charges…

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New healthcare fraud indictment charges doctors and DME executives with bribery and kickback allegations

On April 9. 2019,, the Department of Justice announced healthcare fraud arrests of 24 individuals, including doctors and executives at telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME) companies. Theses arrests are the result of federal charges relating to alleged bribes and illegal kickbacks. The government’s allegations describe a federal healthcare fraud scheme within which doctors at…

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Willie Seth Crain v. Florida

Willie Seth Crain, Jr. v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections and Attorney General, State of Florida; Nos. 15-14347 and 18-11604 (March 22, 2019) The Court held that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction to review the district court’s denial of a § 2254 petitioner’s motions for substitute counsel. The orders were not final orders under 28…

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United States of America v. St. Hubert

United States of America v. St. Hubert, No. 16-10874 (March 19, 2019), EN BANC A majority of the Court voted against granting a rehearing en banc. The Court produced three dissents and three opinions concurring in the decision to deny granting a rehearing en banc. 28 U.S.C. 2255 – Published opinions on federal prisoners’ applications…

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