A cardiologist with offices in New York City and New Jersey carried out what federal authorities called the largest health care fraud ever recorded by a single practitioner in those states.
State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced the formation of the working group, which is a coordinated effort among several state and local agencies.
DA Charles Hynes kicked off the program by announcing the indictment of Dr. Naveed Ahmad of Brooklyn, who is accused of cheating Medicaid and Medicare of at least $500,000 and perhaps millions more, according to prosecutors.
Schlesinger-Siemens Electrical LLC will shell out $10 million to New York City, following claims that the contractor lied about its qualifications to win more than $200 million in contracts to improve city infrastructure.
Ellen Burkheimer used the money she collected to buy heroin and pay her rent and other personal expenses, according to police.
South Brunswick Township, N.J., police have warned residents about a fraud being perpetrated in the area, in which a person claims to kidnap a relative and demand ransom by Western Union.
Natural disasters always attract people who want to help, but they also attract criminals who seek to profit from people’s pain.
Kerik was led into the Bronx courthouse by federal marshals and was allowed to change out of his prison jumpsuit and into a business suit before taking the stand.
As of August, the senator says more than 19,000 seniors nationwide have reported identity thefts. That’s about 50 each day.
It appears the Newark Bears were duped, as a publicist for Justin Bieber says the teen pop sensation will not actually be performing in New Jersey later this month.
Vitaly Borker pleaded guilty last year to terrorizing customers who complained about the product.
A New York man told CBS 2 that he and fourteen others were denied more than a million dollars in winnings, detained, and roughed up during a trip to the Golden Nugget in April.
Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has pleaded guilty to three counts stemming from a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles.
Of those rounded up in the six-state bust, one is from New York and five are from New Jersey. They’re charged in a scheme to provide illegal South Korean immigrants with legitimate IDs.
The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.
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