Home Health Agency and Former Owner to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Tampa, Florida - Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. and its former owners, Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen, have agreed to pay $5.15 million to resolve allegations that the home health agency provided improper financial inducements to referring physicians through sham medical director agreements and bonuses to physicians’ spouses who were Doctor’s Choice employees, the Department of Justice announced Friday. 

Orlando Cordia Hall Executed for 1994 Kidnapping and Murder of 16-Year-Old Girl

Terre Haute, Indiana - Thursday, Orlando Cordia Hall was executed at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute in accordance with the capital sentence unanimously recommended by a federal jury and imposed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 1996.  Hall was pronounced dead at 11:47 p.m. EST.

American Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Government Equipment on U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan

Norfolk, Virginia - An American military contractor was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison for his role in a theft ring on a military installation in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Seven MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Violent Crime and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Nashville, Tennessee - A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee, returned a 16-count superseding indictment Wednesday, charging seven MS-13 gang members with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and serious firearm-related offenses, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Attorney General Brnovich Leads $113 Million Multistate Settlement with Apple Over iPhone Throttling

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a $113 million multistate settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple’s 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones. General Brnovich, along with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, led the investigation of Apple by more than 30 states.