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#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:June.18: Almost two and a half hundred people including doctors, nurses, pharmacy owners and patient recruiters are charged over $712 million Medicare fraud, allegedly the biggest criminal healthcare case in the country’s history.

 US authorities charged 243 people for allegedly participating in a $712 million Medicare fraud, the largest criminal healthcare case in US history, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced during a press conference on Thursday.

“This is the largest takedown in the strike force’s eight year history,” Lynch said. “It is the largest criminal health takedown in the history of the Department of Justice and it adds to an already remarkable record of enforcement.”

The US Attorney’s Office said the 243 people charged are spread out in 17 federal districts across the United States.

Lynch noted 46 of the suspects are medical professionals, including doctors and nurses, but also home health care providers, pharmacy owners and patient recruiters.

 They were accused of crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit health care fraud to wire fraud and money laundering, Lynch added.

She explained some of the suspects billed Medicare for equipment they did not provide to patients, for care that was not needed and for services that were not rendered.

In one instance, owners of mental health facilities in Miami, Florida received tens of millions in reimbursements for intensive psychotherapy sessions, while they only moved patients from one location to another, Lynch said.Lynch was joined at the press conference by Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Jim Comey, Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson, and other officials.

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#BREAKING144 ‘ Interpol suspends 20-million Euro agreement with #FIFA ‘

#AceBreakingNews#FIFA June.12: Interpol has announced it is suspending a €20-million agreement with FIFA in the wake of the massive ongoing investigation into corruption at world football’s governing body.

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Interpol Suspends agreement with #FIFA 

Interpol and FIFA struck a deal in May 2011, according to which FIFA pledged to contribute €20 million over 10 years to Interpol’s Integrity in Sport programme.This focused on“a global training, education and prevention initiative with a focus on match-fixing as well as irregular and illegal betting,”according to an Interpol statement.

“In light of the current context surrounding FIFA, while INTERPOL is still committed to developing our Integrity in Sport programme, I have decided to suspend the agreement,” said Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

The world police body added it will “freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA.”

“All external partners, whether public or private, must share the fundamental values and principles of the organization, as well as those of the wider law enforcement community,” added Stock.

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GENEVA: ‘ Unnamed #FIFA official arrested appeals Extradition Warrant ‘

#AceNewsReport – Post Update:GENEVA:June.10: One of the seven #FIFA officials arrested in May on US corruption charges in Zurich appealed to the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland against the warrant on his extradition issued by the country’s Federal Office of Justice (FOJ), the Office said Wednesday.

On May 27, the US Department of Justice charged 14 people — including nine senior FIFA officials — with racketeering, money laundering and taking $150 million in bribes. Seven of the officials were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on the same day.

“The Federal Criminal Court will rule on whether or not he will have to remain in custody for the entire length of the extradition proceeding,” FOJ said in a statement published on its official website.

Both the official and the Federal Office of Justice may appeal the decision of the Federal Criminal Court in the Federal Supreme Court in Lausanne, the statement added.

The name of the person who lodged the appeal has not been disclosed.

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