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SF Bay Area lawmaker’s request for hearing on Medicare fraud by hospital chain granted

Rep. Jackie Speier. FEMINIST.ORG PHOTO

The Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa agreed to hold a hearing into alleged Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE fraud by a for-profit hospital chain.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The perils of remarrying your ex-spouse

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After a divorce or annulment, it is not unusual that married couples sometimes reconcile and give their relationship a second chance by remarrying. While remarriages of couples can be considered as good faith marriages, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may consider these remarriages as a derogatory fact in obtaining future immigrant visas.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Fil-Am doctor pleads guilty to fraud

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Filipino American doctor Ovid Mercene has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges, admitting participation in a large-scale scheme to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

The 12 ‘scams’ of Christmas

People buy souvenirs outside a church on Christmas eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.  AP

It’s a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men. But some unscrupulous types use the Christmas period to scam us. There is no worse time to fall victim to one of these swindles. Don’t get duped by the hoaxers, the tricksters and the fraudsters this Christmas.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

German tourist wanted for fraud in Germany arrested, to be deported

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Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested in Bohol a high-profile German fugitive wanted for a string of fraud cases in his country.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese fugitive wanted for fraud nabbed in Manila

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Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The Bureau of Immigration has arrested one of China’s most wanted fugitives, a businessman accused of operating a multimillion-dollar pyramid investment scam and illegal gambling racket that duped more than 40,000 people in his country.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Immigrants warned of Obamacare scams

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Doreena Wong, at SIPA forum, explaining how Obamacare works. PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

Immigrant communities should beware of scammers who try to take advantage of any confusion over how to enroll in Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, which begins on Oct. 1.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

44 aliens in credit card scam ordered arrested

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A judge has issued warrants for the arrest of 44 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals accused of involvement in credit card fraud.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

France blacklists Philippines, 16 other countries for handling foreign aid

Development minister Pascal Canfin: New blacklist  PHOTO FROM DIPLOMATIE.GOUV.FR

France has drawn up a blacklist of 17 countries including Switzerland that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, banning the use of their banks to help distribute development funds, officials said Monday.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Judge asks help for Kiwi languishing in Catanduanes jail

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A judge hearing a case of a 66-year-old Kiwi facing at least 20 years behind bars for estafa and illegal recruitment charges appealed to the New Zealand Embassy in Manila to assist its detained citizen settle his financial obligation to free him from jail.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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