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LOS ANGELES | Health company to pay $270M over improper billing practices

LOS ANGELES— A health care company has agreed to pay $270 million to resolve allegations it provided inaccurate information to Medicare, federal prosecutors said Monday. DaVita Medical Holdings admitted to practices that caused incorrect diagnosis codes to be submitted in order to obtain inflated payments, according to the U.S. Justice Department. California-based HealthCare Partners, which … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Health company to pay $270M over improper billing practices

NEW YORK | Trial expected to explore ‘underbelly’ of college basketball

NEW YORK — When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America’s brightest high school basketball stars, announced in June 2017 that he would attend the University of Louisville, a school that had not been on anyone’s radar as his possible destination, sportswriters called it a coup that “came out of nowhere.” Louisville coach Rick Pitino agreed. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trial expected to explore ‘underbelly’ of college basketball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee. Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a press release Thursday that Eric Swarbrick has been charged with interstate stalking and sending … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift

WASHINGTON | US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

WASHINGTON— Federal prosecutors are backtracking on their allegation that a Russian woman accused of working as a secret agent offered to trade sex for access, according to a Justice Department court filing. Prosecutors had earlier accused Maria Butina, a gun rights activist in U.S. custody on charges she worked as a covert agent and tried … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House officials no Trump order on op-ed

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump’s comment about wanting the Justice Department to investigate the anonymous author of a critical New York Times opinion piece didn’t amount to an order to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House officials no Trump order on op-ed

LOS ANGELES | Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill the newspaper’s journalists, who he called an “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. Robert Chain’s threatening phone calls to the Globe’s … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials

NEW YORK | Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief

NEW YORK — He’s one of the longest-serving employees in Donald Trump’s family real estate business. Through triumphs, scandals and bankruptcies, he was there. Allen Weisselberg was handling the books when Fred Trump ran the company in the early 1970s. He was handling them when his son Donald made his mark with Trump Tower in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief

NEW YORK | Reports: Trump Organization finance chief gets immunity

NEW YORK— Media outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump’s bookkeeper for his personal and business affairs for decades has been granted immunity in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. The Wall Street Journal and NBC News were first to report on anonymous sources that longtime Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg … Continue reading NEW YORK | Reports: Trump Organization finance chief gets immunity