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‘King Of Nursing Homes’ Can’t Duck Fraud Conviction, Judge Says

An Illinois federal judge said Wednesday he won’t acquit a Chicago doctor convicted of steering dozens of his elderly patients to one hospital in exchange for free labor from hospital staff, rejecting the doctor’s argument that the arrangement falls within an exemption to the Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback statute. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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$1.6B Wynn Casino Fraudsters Ask For Partial Acquittal

The three landowners charged with fraud over a controversial land deal tied to Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s $ 1.6 billion casino resort project asked a Massachusetts federal judge to acquit them of two counts of the indictment, arguing the government has not provided sufficient evidence to support its claims. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Deutsche Bank Co-CEO, Ex-Execs Beat German Fraud Charges

Deutsche Bank AG co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two of his predecessors have been acquitted of attempted fraud in German court in a trial stemming from the bank’s lengthy legal battle with heirs to the bankrupt Kirch Media Group, German media reported Monday. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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La. Jury Convicts 2 In $34M Medicare Fraud Scheme

A New Orleans federal jury on Thursday night found a physician and a home health care company owner guilty of a $ 34 million Medicare fraud scheme, but acquitted them, along with another physician, from almost twice as many related charges. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Former AGs Want Ex-Ala. Gov.’s Bribery Sentence Tossed

More than 100 former state attorneys general have signed on to an amici brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn former Alabama governor Don Siegelman’s six-and-a-half-year sentence for bribery, saying acquitted conduct should not be used to increase a criminal sentence as it was in Siegelman’s case. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Scheming ‘Birthing House’ Atty Again Asks For Acquittal

An immigration attorney convicted of obstruction for agreeing to help a material witness in a “birthing houses” investigation flee the U.S. pushed a California federal judge again Monday to acquit him, saying the government “cherry picked” evidence to support its stance that his conviction should stand. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Con Who Hid Computer In Pillsbury Ceiling Seeks Acquittal

A hedge fund fraudster convicted on 23 counts — including criminal contempt after he went online against court orders, hiding the computer in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s ceiling — urged a California federal judge Wednesday to acquit him on three of the charges. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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