Tag Archive: fraud

Apr 12

Rigging the electoral system for the rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher — it does reveal the depth of cynicism characterizing Americans’ perceptions …

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Sep 21

Grandparent scam steals from senior Texans

Many scams are designed to prey on the elderly, one of which is the family emergency scam – often known as the grandparent scam. Although variations of this scam have been around for a long time, it has become more sophisticated with the proliferation of information online. To add credibility to their calls and emails, …

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Jun 08

Lone Star State: Healthcare fraud – Houston physicians sentenced again, must pay more than $37 million in restitution

Drs. Arun and Kiran Sharma, two Houston physicians previously sentenced for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and more than a dozen private insurers, have appeared in federal court for a resentencing hearing on restitution and forfeiture issues, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced. The Sharmas, both 58, are a married couple who operated medical clinics in Baytown …

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May 03

Lone Star State: Charity Scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person. Scam artists use a variety of tactics. Some operate bogus charities that contact people by telephone to solicit money or financial …

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Jan 17

Major Legislation Unveiled

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MAJOR LEGISLATION UNVEILED THIS WEEK Senators this week filed bills dealing with two major issues facing the Legislature this session; the budget and rising health care costs.  SB 1, the preliminary budget bill authored by Finance Committee Chairman Tommy Williams of the Woodlands, was filed Monday.   This starting point for the final budget the Senate …

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May 28

Make your vacation security checklist

By Jason Alderman With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your …

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