DOJ Investigates Banks Providing Access to Unscrupulous Lenders

The Department of Justice is targeting banks that provide access to customers’ accounts to payday lenders and other online merchants. The DOJ investigation, termed “Operation Choke Point” is targeting banks that have failed to adequately perform their roles as gatekeepers to the banking system. The Bank Secrecy Act requires banks to maintain internal controls against […]

Medicare Fraud Ring Charged in Miami

A federal grand jury in Miami has indicted eight persons in connection with a Medicare fraud ring. The indictment charges that Michel De Jesus Huarte is at the center of the scheme. It alleges that Huarte organized two conspiracies to defraud Medicare. Both schemes involved the billing of Medicare and private insurers operating programs for […]