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quang-tri-nguyen-VxVO1zrY5F8-unsplash-300x200A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland dentist, his business partner, and another man on federal charges related to an alleged plot to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in Medicaid payments.

The indictment, which was unsealed on July 22, names Edward T. Buford III, 68, of Silver Spring, Maryland; Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland; and Donnie Amis, 63, of Washington, D.C., as the defendants. They are each charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and mail fraud as well as conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. They were released after their initial court appearances last Wednesday. Attorney information was not available at the time of writing.

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indoors-light-locomotive-2934282-300x158Curtis Simmons, a 32-year-old man from Elkridge, Maryland, was stopped by two unarmed officials on June 17th, 2019. Simmons was in the JetBlue kiosk area at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Broward County, Florida. He had a direct flight to Los Angeles at 7:15 PM, having “missed [his] flight the day before.” 

Simmons was approached by the detectives, who were officials of the Narcotics and Money Laundering Task Force. The task force is led by Florida’s Broward County’s Sheriff’s Office. The civil forfeiture report filed for Simmons’ case stated that, after being questioned, Simmons allowed the cops to search his luggage: a carry-on suitcase and a backpack.

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coins-1523383_1920-300x200On December 1, workers’ compensation insurance rates in Delaware will drop by up to 10%. This marks the second year in a row where rates have decreased.

The Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau (DCRB) proposed a reduction in rates of 9.9 percent for the voluntary market. However, when Delaware’s Ratepayer Advocate and the Department of Insurance reviewed the proposals, they increased the reduction slightly. For the voluntary market, rates will be reduced by an average of 10 percent.
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Emil Lance Lehman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been arrested for grand theft after he allegedly stole $485,375 from his employer by funneling it into a fake company. Lehman, 55, was arrested on December 15 and held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. He was released later that day after posting bail. News sources did not name an attorney for Lehman.

According to court records, the alleged theft started in January 2015 while Lehman was employed by Walker & Dunlop, a Maryland-based real estate company. He allegedly registered his own cooperation, WD-FL, in Florida and listed himself as the CEO. Lehman then set up a bank account for the company and diverted large payments that were meant for Walker & Dunlop into that account.

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