@TheJusticeDept Over 250-people charged in Multimillion $ Medicare Fraud @AceNewsServices

#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′ Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee ‘

#AceBreakingNews – June.11: Hackers have personal data of every employee.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal employee union says hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, charging that the cyberattack on federal employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.

Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried o…

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FBI: ‘ Fifth Defendant Charged with Attempt & Conspiracy to Supply Propaganda to ISIL ‘

#AceNewsReport#Breaking Press Release:June.11: Earlier today, a second superseding indictment was unsealed charging Akmal Zakirov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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FBI: Suspects Islamic State are using Smartphone Apps for Recruitment ‘

#AceNewsReport – USA:June.08: In all the to-do about federal collection of Americans’ phone data, a new surveillance worry is barely mentioned: smartphone apps that encrypt or destroy messages.

The FBI suspects Islamic State uses them to secretly recruit terrorists, and it wants authority to tap the apps. No way, say Apple and other providers, citing 1st Amendment rights.

It’ll be another fight in Congress.

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@AceBreakingNews ‘ #FIFA Corruption Scandal Documents Show Details of Jack Warner’s Bribes ‘

#AceBreakingNews – Featured Report:#FIFA:June.07: A BBC investigation has seen evidence that details what happened to the $10m sent from Fifa to accounts controlled by former vice-president Jack Warner.

The money, sent on behalf of South Africa, was meant to be used for its Caribbean diaspora legacy programme.

But documents suggest Mr Warner used the payment for cash withdrawals, personal loans and to launder money.

The 72-year-old, who has been indicted by the FBI for corruption, denies all claims of wrongdoing.

The papers seen by the BBC detail three wire transfers by Fifa.

In the three transactions – on 4 January, 1 February and 10 March 2008 – funds totalling $10m (£6.5m) from Fifa accounts were received into Concacaf accounts controlled by Jack Warner.

At the time, he was in charge of the body, which governs football in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Personal payouts

The money had been promised by South Africa’s Football Association for its so-called diaspora legacy programme to develop football in the Caribbean.

The documents detail exactly how and when the money was transferred

The documents reveal how the money was spent and moved around.

JTA Supermarkets, a large chain in Trinidad, received $4,860,000 from the accounts.

The money was paid in instalments from January 2008 to March 2009. The largest payment was $1,350,000 paid in February 2008.

US prosecutors say the money was mostly paid back to Mr Warner in local currency.

Jack Warner: The US charge sheet

Jack Warner has promised to reveal more details about what went on at Fifa

  • Accused of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering, bribery

  • From the early 1990s, he allegedly “began to leverage his influence and exploit his official positions for personal gain”

  • Allegedly accepted a $10m bribe from South African officials in return for voting to award them the 2010 World Cup

  • Allegedly bribed officials with envelopes each containing $40,000 in cash; when one demurred, he allegedly said: “There are some people here who think they are more pious than thou. If you’re pious, open a church, friends. Our business is our business”

Key questions answered

Chuck Blazer: Fifa ‘supergrass’

Who are the indicted officials?

Fifa in crisis – Special Reports

The BBC gave details of its investigation to Brent Sancho, Trinidad and Tobago’s sports minister and a former footballer.

He said: “He [Mr Warner] must face justice, he must answer all of these questions. Justice has to be served.

“He will have to account, with this investigation, he will have to answer for his actions.”

The documents also show $360,000 of the Fifa money was withdrawn by people connected to Mr Warner.

Huge sums of money were used to pay off credit cards and personal loans

A Trinidad supermarket received almost $5m

Nearly $1.6m was used to pay the former Fifa vice-president’s credit cards and personal loans.

The documents show the largest personal loan Mr Warner provided for himself was $410,000.

The largest credit card payment was $87,000.

Mr Sancho says he is now angry and disappointed.

“I’m devastated because a lot of that money should have been back in football, back in the development of children playing the sport.

“It is a travesty. Mr Warner should answer the questions,” he added.

‘The gloves are off’

Jack Warner is one of 14 people charged by US prosecutors over alleged corruption at Fifa.

The US Justice department alleges the 14 accepted bribes and kickbacks estimated at more than $150m (£97m) over a 24-year period.

Mr Warner denies all charges of corruption.

The Fifa executives indicted include – Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin

He resigned from Fifa’s executive committee and all other football commitments in 2011 amid allegations he had bribed his Caribbean associates.

He later stepped down as Trinidad and Tobago’s security minister amid a fraud inquiry.

A key figure in the deepening scandal, in a recent statement he said he had given lawyers documents outlining the links between Fifa, its funding, himself and the 2010 election in Trinidad and Tobago. He said the transactions also included Mr Blatter.

“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country,” he said in an address on Trinidadian TV last week entitled “The gloves are off”.

Speaking to his supporters at a rally later the same day, he promised an “avalanche” of revelations to come.

Mr Warner, who faces extradition to the US, was released on bail after handing himself in to police in the Trinidad and Tobago capital Port of Spain last week.

He says he is an innocent scapegoat who will soon reveal the truth of what happened inside Fifa.

The announcement of the FBI charges in late May has driven Fifa into its greatest crisis; last week its president, Sepp Blatter announced he was stepping down, only days after being re-elected to a fifth term.

BBC Breaking Report: Additional reporting by Ashley Semler and Peter Murtaug

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` CIA and FBI Consulting Kiev Authorities to Suppress Popular Protests and Build up Viable Security ‘

#AceWorldNews – BERLIN – May 04 – U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigations are consulting with the incumbent authorities in Kiev at the instruction of the U.S. Administration, says the German weekly Bild am Sonntag weekly quoting sources in Germany’s power-wielding organizations.

The objective the U.S. intelligence services have been given is to suppress the popular protests in the east of Ukraine and to build up a viable security structure for the regime.

The newspaper claims however that neither CIA nor FBI officers are involved in combat operations unfolding in the east, and their entire activity is confined to Kiev.

Also, U.S. spies supposedly assist the regime in fighting with organized crime.

Bild am Sonntag recalls that CIA chief John Brennan visited Kiev in mid-April.

The chairman of Russia’s State Duma committee for international relation, Dr. Alexei Pushkov said then that the visit “exposed a close relationship between the incumbent government in Kiev and the U.S.”

Dr. Pushkov said with confidence that “the U.S. had supplanted the Ukrainian government and had installed a regime lucrative for itself.

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`Activist `Ryan Shapiro is Suing Three Government Agencies for Failing to Comply with Freedom of Information Act ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – March 25 – Transparency activist Ryan Shapiro is suing three government agencies for failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests he filed in an attempt to uncover details about any role the United States played in the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela.

Shapiro — a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a noted FOIA researcher — filed a lawsuit Monday morning in Washington, DC against the US National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Defence Intelligence Agency after his requests for details about the anti-apartheid activist were rebuked by the US government .

He is already suing the Central Intelligence Agency for the same reason.

The US has long been rumoured to have played an instrumental role in the 1962 arrest of Mandela, and his name remained on a government terror watch list until 2008 — more than a decade after he completed his term as the first president of South Africa after spending decades behind bars.

Following Mandela’s death last December, Shapiro filed FOIA requests with the NSA, FBI, DIA and CIA days later in hopes of uncovering evidence about what role the US played with regards to the ’62 arrest.

He sued the CIA a month later over alleged non-compliance, but only this week he filed suit against the other alphabet soup agencies due to their failure to adhere to his request.

“Though the US intelligence community is long believed to have been involved in Mandela’s arrest, little specific public information exists regarding this involvement,” Shapiro’s lawyers wrote in this week’s suit.

Speaking to Democracy Now http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/25/exclusive_nsa_fbi_dia_sued_over! Monday morning, Shapiro explained that “They are in violation of federal law, and so I am suing them to hold them accountable to federal law.”

“The records of government are the property of the people. Yet, unknown billions of pages are needlessly hidden from the American people behind closed doors and ‘classified’ markings,” he added in a statement.

NSA Invokes “National Defense” and the Espionage Act to Stonewall MIT Student’s FOIA Request on Nelson Mandela

“Undefined ‘national security’ concerns ostensibly legitimize this secrecy,” he continued. “It’s not surprising those in power wish to keep their actions secret.

What’s surprising is how readily we tolerate it.”

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SEA: ` Reportedly obtained Documents that reveal how much Money the `FBI ‘ pay `Microsoft ‘ to view client’s Data ‘

#AceSecurityNews – Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers have reportedly obtained documents that reveal how much money the FBI pays Microsoft each time agents try to obtain or view an individual customer’s communication information.

syrian-hackers-reveal-fbi-microsoft.siThe SEA, a group that has made headlines in the past for infiltrating Western media outlets that it perceives to be against Syrian President Bashar Assad, provided a trove of emails and invoices to the Daily Dot http://www.dailydot.com/news/microsoft-compliance-emails-fbi-ditu/, which analyzed the documents before publishing them.

“The documents consist of what appear to be invoices and emails between Microsoft’s Global Criminal compliance team and the FBI’s Digital Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), and purport to show exactly how much money Microsoft charges DITU, in terms of compliance costs, when DITU provides warrants and court orders for customers’ data,” wrote the Daily Dot’s Kevin Collier and Fran Berman.

“In December 2012, for instance, Microsoft emailed DITU a PDF invoice for $145,100, broken down to $100 per request for information, the documents appear to show,” they went on. “In August 2013, Microsoft allegedly emailed a similar invoice, this time for $352, 200 at a rate of $200 per request.

The latest invoice provided, from November 2013, is for $281,000.”

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Related News – Verge – http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/20/5530630/hacked-invoices-show-how-much-microsoft-charges-the-fbi-for-customer-information

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#NSA : Security is a `Step by Step Process’ Step One in Place `Now’ We `Need’ Step Two” Mr Obama”

#AceGuestNews says this is an excellent post courtesy of “Cato Institute” and their `Liberty for All’ spot.
Good First Steps, But Real Surveillance Reform Will Require More

JANUARY 17, 2014 1:35PM

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`NSA Has Their Eye On You’

The president’s speech on surveillance today proposed some welcome first steps toward appropriately limiting an expanding surveillance state — notably, an end to the NSA’s bulk phone metadata program in its current form, and a recognition that judges, not NSA analysts, must determine whose records will be scrutinized.

The details are important, however. Obama’s speech left open the possibility that bulk collection might continue with some third-party — which would in effect be an arm of government — as a custodian. If records are left with phone carriers, on the other hand, it’s important to resist any new legal mandate that would require longer or more extensive retention of private data than ordinary business purposes require.

It was disappointing, however, to see that many of the recommendations offered by Obama’s own Surveillance Review Group were either neglected or specifically rejected. While the unconstitutional permanent gag orders attached to National Security Letters will be time-limited, they will continue to be issued by FBI agents, not judges, for sensitive financial and communications records.

Nor did the president address NSA’s myopic efforts to degrade the security of the Internet by compromising the encryption systems relied on by millions of innocent users. And it is also important to realize that changing one controversial program does not alter the broader section 215 authority, which can still be used to collect other types of records in bulk—and for all we know, may already be used for that purpose.

Most fundamentally, Congress must now act to cement these reforms in legislation — and to extend them —to ensure safeguards implemented by one president cannot be secretly undone by another.

 

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#NSA Money Pak Locks Your Computer and Demands a Ransom – Here is How to Remove it!

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#AceSecurityNews says  how to remove National Security Agency virus (NSA MoneyPak Virus) as it is extremely dangerous ransom-ware that locks your PC to demand $300 ransom money and silently collect your banking details. National Security Agency virus could only be removed with manual solution, please follow this video tutorial to get rid of NSA virus and unlock your PC quickly and safely.

Alerts such as this will flash across your screen- National Security Agency virus,National Security Agency Central Security Service Virus, NSA MoneyPak virus, NSA Ransomware, NSA PRISM ransomware, PRISM MoneyPak Virus, NSA “YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED!” Virus, PRISM YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED!” Ransomware, PRISM COMPUTERCRIME PROSECUTION SECTION virus, NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus.

 

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The Hidden Security Watchers – Waiting In The Wings

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency....

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966, replacing an older seal which was used briefly. For more information, see here and here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Long before we ever heard of the NSA in our local news, or security issues were a problem, this organisation was working away in the background monitoring our communication! This article of which l have copied and pasted just a small segment of 4 long pages, explains in fine detail, how it brings into being suspect comments by political leaders, that we only ever cared about you, the citizen’s security! In fact it makes a complete farce of some of the recent denials by the NSA themselves! This simple 3 paragraphs says all there is about, how we were being monitored!  The fact they can convince a large percentage of the population of America is is for their own good, and people like Edward #Snowden and  Julian #Assange  are our enemy and that this government are our political friends, my thought is ” With Friends Like That Who Needs To Worry About Our Enemies” as our enemies maybe really be our only friends ,at the end of days!

So read this with due consideration that what maybe true, what could be true and what may not even be true at all!

After the agency’s orders were publicized by several newspapers and magazines, the N.S.A. decided to pull in its horns. Inman, the N.S.A.’s director, told a House committee that the two orders exemplified ”not a faulty law but inadequate Government attention to its application.” He characterized the agency’s handling of the voice-scrambling equipment as a ”well-meaning attempt to hold the line that had clearly already been passed by.”

A few years before, the director of the National Science Foundation, Richard C. Atkinson, and Inman had begun privately discussing whether the role of the spy agency in supervising cryptographic research should be expanded. The precise outcome of the talks remains murky, but the N.S.A. apparently won the debate. Today, the National Science Foundation routinely allows the N.S.A. to review any request for the funding of cryptographic research. The N.S.A. also has begun providing financial support for related unclassified civilian research. The first recipients of such support were two Stanford professors of electrical engineering, John T. Gill 3d, and Martin E. Hellman, a code expert who for many years had been sharply critical of the N.S.A.

”Five years ago, I was very much on the opposite side of the fence from N.S.A.,” said Hellman. ”I wouldn’t say I have been co-opted. As a result of them being more friendly and coming part way, I felt I should be more friendly. I guess I am now the first guinea pig.”

Full Read at: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/27/magazine/the-silent-power-of-the-nsa.html?

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