Fraud Investigator To Be Appointed To Probe Allegations Of Misleading Data On Prison Psychiatric Care
U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller's decision to appoint an investigator follows revelations in a report last month by the chief psychiatrist for the prisons, Dr. Michael Golding, who accused state officials of distorting data to mask the state’s failure to meet court-mandated deadlines for providing treatment for prisoners who suffer from mental illness.
Judge Orders Investigation Of Possible Fraud In Prisoner Psychiatric Care Case
A federal judge overseeing improvements to psychiatric care in California’s prisons plans to appoint an experienced fraud investigator to look into allegations that state officials gave her inaccurate or misleading data in a long-running civil lawsuit. In an eight-page order issued late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller said the investigation would focus first on whether prison leaders committed fraud upon the court. (Small, 11/14)
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Bay Area’s Biotech Sector Is Booming — But Wages May Be Topping Out
Average wages for workers in the Bay Area’s life sciences sector — which includes employees of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies — dipped slightly after years of growth, according to a report set to be released by the California Life Sciences Association on Wednesday. (Ho, 11/14)