Murder Charges Could Jolt California’s Drug And Rehab Industry
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has been indicted on murder charges following the death of a man who sought help with a drinking problem. Deputy Atty. Gen. Joel Samuels argued that the company, in its drive for profits, accepted a client it was not prepared to care for. In other news, two Glendale men are convicted of laundering $1 million generated from fraudulent billings to Medicare.
The Associated Press:
Murder Charges Against Rehab Center A First In California
A Riverside County grand jury has indicted a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for murder after the death of a man who was seeking help to treat a drinking problem, the first time in California that a corporation has been accused of murder, according to the facility's attorneys. (2/28)
Glendale Pair Convicted Of Laundering More Than $1 Million In Medicare Fraud
Two Glendale men were convicted this week of laundering more than $1 million generated through fraudulent billings to Medicare for equipment and tests that were either medically unnecessary or never provided, officials said. After a three-week trial, a federal jury found Karen “Gary” Sarkissian guilty of six counts of money laundering, five counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiring to commit money laundering, according to the U.S. attorney's office. (Tchekmedyian, 2/26)