LIVONIA, Mich.—Tucked into an office park is a man who could save taxpayers billions—if the government wanted him to.
Chris Mucke is a recovery audit contractor—a bounty hunter, some would call him—tasked with clawing back improper spending in the prescription drug program for older Americans.
The Defense Criminal Investigative Services has launched an investigation into an insurance scam where clinics offered people in the U.S. military a 50$ Walmart gift-card for samples of their urine and DNA.
The Social Security Administration puts millions of Americans at risk for identity theft by putting their full Social Security Numbers on letters sent in the mail.
Eric C. Conn, a flashy Kentucky lawyer who called himself “Mr. Social Security,” was arrested for his alleged role in a $600 million federal disability fraud scheme, according to an indictment that was unsealed Tuesday.
The University of Washington used federal grant funding to buy thousands of dollars worth of custom embroidered Snuggies.
A South Carolina man was convicted of “one of the largest” disability fraud cases in Veterans Affairs history after he was caught riding a motorcycle and going jet skiing while pretending to be wheelchair-bound.
Chicago Public School employees engaged in improper political activity, stole kids’ museum passes to sell online, smoked marijuana with students, and stole money meant for cheerleader uniforms, according to a year-long review.
Taxpayers were billed $27 million for thousands of power wheelchairs that were not medically necessary for their users.
A longtime adviser to both Bill and Hillary Clinton on health care issues that is currently advising Clinton’s presidential campaign also advised Theranos, a health care start-up that has quickly turned from an industry darling to being labeled a fraud.
Hillary Clinton claims to be the enemy of drug companies but she is no enemy of Chris Jennings, who made millions of dollars as a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry after he served as the top health care adviser for the Clinton White House.
Chaka Fattah Jr., the son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) who is facing unrelated corruption charges, made his closing arguments Tuesday in a fraud case alleging he used money from federal contracts and business loans to purchase luxurious items that included a car, condominium, electronics, and to throw extravagant parties.