Nowhere to Run

Fugitives facing U.S. fraud charges vulnerable under deal with Cuba

Reuters

In recent years, dozens of Medicare, credit card and mortgage fraudsters who came to the United States from Cuba have avoided prosecution by jumping bail and fleeing to their homeland.

Under President Obama's new Cuba policy, the fraudsters, who have cost U.S. tax payers hundreds of millions of dollars, could finally come under the long arm of U.S. law.

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Curtailing Medicare Fraud

Using fingerprints to fight fraud

Gov Info Security 

Federal authorities are continuing to ramp up a new program of requiring fingerprint-based criminal background checks for the owners of durable medical equipment, home care and hospice care provider organizations who want to serve Medicare patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the FBI are collaborating on the effort, aimed at cracking down on fraudulent Medicare claims, which historically have been more common in these two sectors.

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Scrutinizing Transfer Agents

The SEC is considering new rules to prevent microcap stock fraud

Business Insider

In their battle to root out microcap stock fraudsters, U.S. securities regulators are turning their attention to the obscure world of transfer agents, who are sometimes in a position to prevent scams, or help to enable them.

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