rabbi kanievski raises money for convicted relative rapist

מדוע נכנע מקלב והודה בכל האישומים נגדו – ולא תאמינו מי עורך מגבית לממן את כל הקנס שיהיה עליו לשלם?  rabbi maklev   admits to raping  family members and girls

ספר רב מכר אפשר לכתוב בסיפור הזה, כי מה שהתחולל בחדשיים האחרונים נדמה שלא התחולל זה שנים, מאמצים אדירים השקיעו לפתור את אחת הבעיות הקשות להציל כמה משפחות שלא יפלו, אבל זה חייב היה לבא על חשבון הרבה שנות מאסר ואת זה לא רצה נפתלי מקלב

על קצה המזלג, עורכי הדין שביקשו את האינטרס של מקלב תבעו לוותר על סעיפים שהדבר נעשה בכפיה לאחר שהבנות היו בנות 18, והסיבה, כי זה מוריד את שנות המאסר לכמעט חצי, אם משאירים את התביעה כמות שהיא הוא יכול לקבל 25 שנות מאסר, אבל אם מסירים את הסעיפים הללו, הוא יכול לגמור את זה עם בין 12- ל-15 שנה בלבד, וכשלוקחים בחשבון את השליש, הוא יישב מקסימום 10 שנים. אבל אם זה היה עובר, הנאנסות הנשואות היו חייבות להתגרש מיד בגלל תצא מזה ומזה, זו הסיבה מדוע עורכי הדין של הנשים והנערה לא רצו בשום אופן שהסעיפים הללו ייצאו מן התביעה כי רק זה יתיר להם להמשיך את חייהם מבלי צורך להתגרש

נפתלי מקלב השתולל טען כי מנצלים את המצב שלו, לטענתו, הבנות מעל 18 ידעו מה הן עושות וכי שום דבר לא נעשה בכפיה אלא בהסכמה מלאה, ואינו רוצה לשבת 25 שנה בכלא

הפעילו את כל הכוחות כולל כמה מגדולי התורה, ואז העלו את הצעה כי הפרקליטות תבקש רק 18 שנות מאסר וכשמורידים שליש ישארו רק 12 שהם שנתיים יותר מהדרך האחרת שבה היה מקבל את המקסימום והיה יושב בין כה וכה 10 שנים, ככה שהמאבק נותר על שנתיים בלבד והיו צריכים לשכנע אותו שיסכים

אז תשמעו את הרעיון, על פי עיסקת הטיעון יהיה עליו לשלם 135 אלף שקל לנפגעות, הציעו לו עיסקה, כי ר’ חיים קנייבסקי יערוך מגבית לכסף הזה והוא ידאג לכסף, ככה שזה יירד ממנו, תחילה הוא היסס אבל בסוף בעצת עורכי הדין במיוחד מתוך חשבון שככה אף אחד לא יעיד בבית המשפט והענין יסתיים יחסית עם פחות חילול ה’, הוא הסכים לעיסקה הזו

כמובן שבעוד כמה חדשים בטיעונים לעונש עורכי הדין שלו ינסו להוריד עוד אבל קשה להאמין שזה יילך בשל חומרת כתב האישום שהוא מחריד ממש

על הקורה בכתב האישום במיוחד כמה סעיפים המחרידים ממש, כאלו שישנם עוד אחרים המכנים עצמם ‘תלמידי חכמים’ המשתמשים בהם ‘לשכנע’ נשים לעבור עבירות כאילו ‘בהיתר’ נביא לכם בהזדמנות אחרת

beolamam shel haredim

much more to come

Platinum Partners , Hubenfeld and Nordlicht destroy companies

Mark Nordlicht and Platinum – As Seen in Contracts – A Chilling Pattern

April 21, 2017 Uncategorized
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Mark Nordlicht – The Beauty, Pure Genius of it all…

A Sampling of His Contractual Legitimization and SEC Registration of a Strategy of Removing Assets and Destroying Companies…

Many readers will recognize the companies listed in the below contractual thread. Most of those companies represent only a small number of Platinum Partners’ and Nordlichts’ victims. It would take a staff to review each and every contract and take the entire picture as a sum of each of its brushstrokes.

In broad terms, if you review the pattern we illustrated in several previous posts through the lens of the total strategy. The serial corporate piracy becomes all too clear. We leave it to you.

SEC Government Links:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1031927/000101359414000444/echodfan14a-053014.pdf

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1031927/000101359414000723/echoex991-122214.htm

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1031927/000114036114027289/xslF345X01/doc1.xml

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1031927/000114036113028586/misc1.htm

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Rabbi stole 5 million from special needs children

Former Assistant Director of Queens Pre-School Provider Pleads Guilty to Stealing $5 Million Intended for Special Needs Students
Defendant Diverted Education Funds for Personal Use;
Will Be Sentenced to Prison Time

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that Rabbi Samuel Hiller, the former assistant director of Island Child Development Center, once one of New York City’s largest providers of special education services to pre-schoolers with disabilities, pleaded guilty to stealing $5 million in city and state funding between 2005 and 2012 — money that was intended for special needs students between ages three to five.
Island Child Development Center (ICDC), a private not-for-profit company that is now defunct, was located at 1854 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens, and primarily provided services to pre-school children in the communities of Far Rockaway in Queens and Williamsburg and Borough Park, in Brooklyn.
Comptroller DiNapoli said, “Stealing from the public is bad enough, but exploiting small children to pay your plumber and support your for-profit camps is reprehensible. I thank District Attorney Brown for partnering with my office in the fight to end special education fraud in New York state.”
District Attorney Brown said, “The public funds provided to Island Child Development Center were earmarked for special needs pre-schoolers with disabilities. Instead, the defendant chose to divert millions of these funds for his own purposes. While it is disheartening to see a betrayal of the public trust of such magnitude as exposed here, those who engage in frauds of this nature will be brought to justice and held accountable for their actions.”
The District Attorney identified the defendant as Rabbi Samuel Hiller, 59, of Far Rockaway, Queens. Hiller appeared yesterday afternoon before Queens Supreme Court Justice Joseph Zayas and pleaded guilty to first-degree grand larceny. Additionally Hiller will forfeit approximately $1 million in seized assets, sign a confession of judgment for $3 million, pay an additional $1 million in restitution at the time of sentencing, June 15, 2017, and make a full and truthful completion of a “Statement of Financial Condition.”
District Attorney Brown and Comptroller DiNapoli said that Hiller is expected to be sentenced to one to three years in prison. However, if he fails to pay the full additional $1 million in restitution at sentencing, he will be immediately sentenced to two to six years in prison. Similarly, if any falsehood is found on his Statement of Financial Condition, he will be immediately sentenced to two to six years of incarceration.
Hiller and his three co-defendants — Ira Kurman, 54, of Hewlett, Roy Hoffmann, 53, of Woodmere, and Daniel Laniado, 44, of Brooklyn — were indicted on the alleged thefts in 2014. All were accused of illegally diverting more than $12 million of the $27 million ICDC received in state funding to their relatives, their for-profit businesses and for personal expenses including jewelry, a family wedding and home renovations.
Kurman had been the former Executive Director of ICDC; Roy Hoffmann had been hired by ICDC to serve as its independent auditor as required by the state; and Daniel Laniado, while not employed by ICDC, was a self-described “investor” in ICDC.
Kurman and Hoffman, who previously pleaded guilty to first-degree grand larceny for their roles in the scheme, are awaiting sentencing, which will include making restitution. The case against Laniado is presently pending in court.
District Attorney Brown and Comptroller DiNapoli pointed out that New York State’s Education Law requires that the State Education Department meet the physical and educational needs of children with disabilities. Additionally, within the city of New York, the Department of Education contracts with private service providers to deliver services for those who require them, including Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEIT) who provide education services in children’s homes and other venues.
The thefts were discovered after the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli notified ICDC and specifically, Ira Kurman, that it planned to conduct a routine audit of SEIT funds provided to ICDC. When auditors arrived for the meeting, in July 2012, they were informed that Kurman had left his position and had taken his books and records with him. After further investigation, DiNapoli referred the case to the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the two offices partnered to fully expose the fraud.
The investigation was conducted by the District Attorney’s Detective Bureau and his Economic Crimes Bureau.
The case was investigated by Comptroller DiNapoli’s Division of Investigations and Division of State Government Accountability.
The District Attorney thanked the New York City Department of Education and the DOE Deputy and Assistant Auditors General for their assistance in the investigation.
Assistant District Attorneys Eleonora B. Rivkin and Charissa Ilardi, of the District Attorney’s Economic Crimes Bureau, are prosecuting the case under the supervision of Gregory C. Pavlides, Bureau Chief, and Kristen A. Kane and Christina Hanophy, Deputy Bureau Chiefs, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Investigations Peter A. Crusco.
DiNapoli has identified fraud and improper use of funds in a recent series of audits of special education providers. In addition to this case, his investigations have resulted in multiple criminal convictions and the recovery of more than $9 million in stolen public funds. His office has conducted 91 audits of pre-school special education providers, finding nearly $59 million in unsupported or inappropriate charges.
State law, proposed by DiNapoli, now mandates audits of the more than 300 pre-school special education providers in the $1.4 billion program by March 31, 2018.
Since taking office in 2007, DiNapoli has committed to fighting public corruption and encourages the public to help fight fraud and abuse. New Yorkers can report allegations of fraud involving taxpayer money by calling the toll-free Fraud Hotline at 1-888-672-4555, by filing a complaint online at investigations@osc.state.ny.us, or by mailing a complaint to: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Investigations, 14th Floor, 110 State St., Albany, NY 12236.

M2Jets moshe malamud goes the extra mile for his customers ( mile high club service)

MEET M2JETS, SKY-HIGH SERVICE THAT GOES THE EXTRA MILE

 

murray hubenfeld from platinum partners    loved  the service moshe gave

vegas and denver trips  are an m2jets specialty

 

does moshe  wife know what moshe really does

 

 

M2Jets, a newer private aviation company based in New York, is the most economical choice for the best in on-demand, top-notch service worldwide. Distinct from the competition, there are no upfront fees, membership costs or long-term contracts. M2Jets runs on a pay-as-you-fly model with flexible fares and 24/7 service.

M2Jets’ Founder and CEO, Moshe Malamud, and Senior Partner Dan Fletcher, work closely with a team of dedicated partners and selective high-end concierge companies to deliver on-demand and personal service that differentiates M2Jets from the competition.

If a client needs a flight the day of or within an hour window, Malamud and his team will make it happen. “Unscheduled flights make up 40% of the business,” said Malamud, and “20% of those are last-minute fire drill flights.” M2Jets’ runs on the understanding that clients have demanding schedules and every minute counts.

Last minute flight requests were especially high this past winter for Malamud and Fletcher with thousands of commercial flight cancellations across the East Coast. “We saved flyers lots of time last winter,” said Fletcher. He recalled chartering clients from New York to Miami on several occasions following flight cancellations out of LGA and JFK.

M2Jets also caters to those who fly to multiple locations in a single day and those looking to accomplish more in less time. One of Malamud’s clients particularly spends 1/3 of his income on private travel to accomplish his business goals in half the time it would take flying commercial.

M2Jets is also more cost-effective than the competition. For the price clients pay annually with bigger operators, they can fly with M2jets on a trip-by-trip basis for 2-3 years. Clients also have the option of splitting the fare several ways, bringing down costs comparable to commercial business class fares. Whether clients are taking a short flight, long haul, or a specialty trip with multiple stops, M2Jets always delivers a high-end experience tailored to them.

NJ and feds turns blind eye to lakewood fraud

When are the officials who are elected to represent all their constituents going to address the funding inequities and unequal treatment of the taxpayers and public schoolchildren in Lakewood? Where have state Sen. Bob Singer, Rep. Chris Smith, Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez been on this issue?

Absolutely nowhere. Thanks to the money and power of the Orthodox community, they have done nothing to address problems that could be easily resolved if they had the courage to speak up and the integrity to represent all of their constituencies equally.

Over the past couple of weeks, readers have been exposed to two more disturbing stories about Lakewood schools. The district faces a $15 million budget deficit, the possible layoffs of more than 100 teachers and deep program cuts. And the director of the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI), Rabbi Osher Eisemann, was indicted on theft and money laundering charges involving more than $630,000 in public school funds.

It’s a disgrace — two more in the steady drip, drip of outrages that characterize a school district that has had to squeeze resources and programs to accommodate the ever-expanding needs of the Orthodox community’s private schools.

The sad part is that there is virtually nothing in the works in Trenton to correct any of it. Without vocal, organized pressure from the nonOrthodox community inside Lakewood and in the communities surrounding it, there is no reason to believe things won’t get progressively worse.

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Why should anyone who lives outside of Lakewood care? First, everyone should be outraged by the injustice that it is taking place in Lakewood’s predominantly minority public schools. Second, the population pressures in Lakewood could, over time, eventually spill over into neighboring towns — something public officials and growing numbers of residents in those town are becoming increasingly conscious of.

If Singer, Christie and other legislators with the ability to influence what goes on in Lakewood had an interest in righting the wrongs there, here are five things they could do that would help:

•The state school funding formula is a mess. But changes proposed by Christie’s “Fair Funding formula” would likely make matters worse. Those suggested by Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli would be an improvement, but would not fundamentally address the unique circumstances confronting Lakewood — specifically, the fact that the busing costs to transport 30,000 Orthodox children to private schools and the extraordinary $97,000 per-pupil cost to educate special education students at SCHI in Lakewood absorb about 40 percent of the school district’s $90 million budget.

No other towns in New Jersey have similar public school budget stresses attributable to the prevalence of private schools within their boundaries. Lakewood is a special circumstance. It requires an aid formula that takes the special circumstances into account.

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•Offset the undue influence of the Orthodox community on the school board by requiring that a majority of its members have children in the public school system. Right now, the Orthodox members — all of whom send their children to private Orthodox schools — are in the majority, and decisions they make often are at odds with what is best for non-Orthodox public school students.

•Draft courtesy busing legislation that ends the practice in Lakewood of having separate bus runs to private schools for girls and boys, which dramatically increases the courtesy busing tab. Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for segregated busing. The Legislature also should reconsider the cost benefit of any courtesy busing.

•Require that private schools be certified by the state in order to be eligible for state funding. Unless basic educational, facilities, health and safety standards are being met, the state should not be providing funding assistance.

•Establish specific criteria and spending caps for private special education schools such as SCHI, where the $97,000 per-student cost is far higher than similar private schools. What is the justification? The short answer: There is none. What SCHI says it needs to implement its program, SCHI gets, on the taxpayers’ dime. The indictment of the school’s director should provide extra incentive to make sure money is being spent wisely and for the stated purpose.

At the same time, the state must ensure that the students who are enrolled at SCHI are representative of the community as a whole. Historically, they have been almost exclusively Orthodox. The state needs to ensure that placements there by Lakewood’s child study teams are based entirely on need.

Some of the valid criticisms about the inequities in the school district have been wrongly directed toward state monitor Michael Azzara. There is only so much he can do. He is bound by existing rules and hamstrung by public officials who have shown no inclination to address the problems.

Editorials, letters to the editors and complaints at public meetings aren’t likely to change the trajectory in Lakewood. Putting direct pressure on lawmakers who can change the rules of the game and challenging in court some of the rules that allow the situation to persist offer the only hope for relief — and justice.

Write, email and phone Singer, Smith, Christie, Booker and Menendez, and demand action. Otherwise, expect more of the same — and worse.

moshe malamud and his lies

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK: PART 45
————————————————————————x THE FRANKLIN MINT, LLC and JSSI
CAPITAL ENTERPRISES, LLC, Plaintiffs,
-against-
THE FRANKLIN MINT, INC., THE MORGAN MINT, INC., INTER-GOVERNMENTAL PHILATELIC CORPORATION, IDEAL STAMP CORPORATION, MOSHE MALAMUD, SAMUEL MALAMUD, and STEVEN J. SISSKIND,
Defendants. ————————————————————————x
Index No. 652386/2010 DECISION AND ORDER Motion Sequence No. 001
MEL VIN L. SCHWEITZER, J.:
In this action, arising out of plaintiffs’ purchase of the assets of defendants The Franklin
Mint, Inc. (the Franklin Mint), and the Morgan Mint, Inc. (the Morgan Mint), plaintiffs sue to recover damages for, among other claims, breach of contract and fraud. Defendants move pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a) (7), to dismiss the third cause of action for fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, as against defendants Samuel Malamud, Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation, and Ideal Stamp Corporation (collectively, the S. Malamud defendants), for failure to state a cause of action.
Background
According to the allegations of the complaint, defendants Moshe Malamud, Samuel Malamud, and David Sisskind (Mr. Sisskind) took over the Morgan Mint, a company engaged in the marketing and sale of coin collectibles, in 2002. 15, 29. In 2006, the Morgan Mint, in partnership with private equity firm LLR Equity Partners (LLR), acquired the Franklin
[* 3]
Mint, a company engaged in the production, marketing and sale of collectibles. Id., 14, 15, 32. Mr. Sisskind and Moshe Malamud controlled the companies’ day-to-day operations, first as co-Chief Executive Officers of the Morgan Mint, and later as President and sole Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board, respectively. 34. In the spring of 2009, after several years of financial difficulties, the Franklin Mint and the Morgan Mint (together, Morgan/Franklin Mint) were, the complaint alleges, “on the brink of bankruptcy” (id., 2), and all defendants, including the S. Malamud defendants, faced “sizeable financial losses.” 3. As a result, the complaint alleges, Moshe Malamud and Mr. Sisskind, “in concert with” Samuel Malamud, developed a plan to get more capital 54), and Moshe Malamud approached the principal of plaintiff JSSI Capital Enterprises, LLC (JSSI) about investing in Morgan/Franklin Mint. 5, 55.
Plaintiffs claim that Moshe Malamud and Mr. Sisskind then misled them about the risks of investing in the companies, by telling JSSI that LLR had caused the financial problems of Franklin/Morgan Mint (id., 55), and by misrepresenting the circumstances surrounding LLR’s decision to withhold any further investment in Morgan/Franklin Mint. 56-58. The complaint includes detailed allegations of misrepresentations made by Moshe Malamud and Mr. Sisskind, between May 7, 2009 and June 9, 2009, concerning Morgan/Franklin Mint’s past and current financial conditions, and future financial prospects, which induced JSSI to invest in Morgan/Franklin Mint. Id., 59-92.
In May 2009, in anticipation of acquiring a controlling interest in Morgan/Franklin Mint, JSSI formed a limited liability company, the New Franklin Mint, as “an acquisition vehicle” (id., 9, 93), and, on June 9, 2009, plaintiffs entered into an agreement with Morgan/Franklin Mint,

center light settles case old fm article

Jewish Healthcare Charity Settles Medicaid Fraud Suit For $47 Million
Beth Abraham CenterLight logoA Jewish healthcare charity founded by the Bertha Alperstein, the wife of Talmud scholar and Rabbi Abraham Alperstein, almost a century ago in his honor has agreed to repay $47 million to the State of New York and the US government to settle charges of Medicaid fraud. CenterLight Healthcare, previously the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, was founded as Beth Abraham in 1920 to serve as a nursing home for the Jewish poor. It reportedly admitted this week to having over 1,200 ineligible members in its Medicaid-sponsored long term care plan.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s press release:

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $47 Million Settlement With Centerlight Healthcare For Fraudulently Using Social Day Care Centers To Enroll Ineligible Members
Centerlight Healthcare’s Select Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Plan Improperly Billed Medicaid; NYS Medicaid Recovers $28 Million
Schneiderman: We Won’t Tolerate Companies That Seek To Exploit The System For Profit

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $47 million settlement with CenterLight Healthcare and CenterLight Health System, resolving allegations that CenterLight Healthcare’s Select Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Plan (“MLTCP”) fraudulently billed Medicaid for services they did not provide to more than 1,200 Medicaid recipients. Under the settlement, CenterLight Healthcare admitted that it enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries who were referred by social adult day care centers even though the beneficiaries were not eligible to receive managed long-term care under the plan, and that the centers were providing services that did not qualify for reimbursement under New York State Department of Health standards, or CenterLight’s contract with DOH. CenterLight receives over $3,000 a month per member from New York’s Medicaid program as part of its MLTCP. Under the settlement, New York’s Medicaid program will receive $28,050,652.04 and the United States will receive $18,700,434.70. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Southern District of New York reached a parallel agreement with CenterLight.

“It’s simple: CenterLight Health Care did not play by the rules,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “We won’t tolerate companies that seek to exploit the system for profit. My office will continue to be vigilant in protecting Medicaid against fraud.”

In addition to its payment of the $47 million under the settlement, CenterLight is entering into two-year agreement with an independent compliance monitor and the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. That agreement requires CenterLight to comply with all terms of its MLTCP contract and DOH policies, and monitor and revise compliance policies if necessary.

The settlement arose out of an investigation initiated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. It also resolved certain allegations in a whistleblower case filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as certain self-disclosures made by CenterLight.

CenterLight Healthcare’s Select program is a Managed Long-Term Care Plan that has contracted with the New York State Department of Health to provide long-term community-based health care for members who are able to remain in their homes without jeopardy to their health or safety and are expected to need more than 120 days of in-home services, including nursing, therapy, home health service and personal care service. CenterLight admitted it billed Medicaid for services provided to 1,241 recipients who did not qualify for these services.

As part of the settlement, CenterLight also admitted that:

It enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries who were referred by social adult day care centers or who received services from them, even though they were not eligible to receive managed long-term care under the plan;
CenterLight used the day care centers to provide community-based MLTCP personal care services that did not qualify as personal care services under CenterLight’s Select plan.
This is the second settlement from the Attorney General’s Office involving a managed long-term care plan in New York, based on allegations that the managed long-term care plan enrolled members through social adult day care centers who were ineligible. In October 2014, the Attorney General announced a $37 million settlement with VNS Choice, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and VNS Choice Community Care regarding similar allegation related to its MLTCP.

The Attorney General thanks New York Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen for the work of his office on this matter. The Attorney General also thanks New York State Medicaid Director Jason A. Helgerson and his staff for their assistance and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for its assistance in the investigation. A whistle-blower, David Heisler, provided valuable information through a “qui tam” action filed under the New York and federal False Claims Acts, and will receive an award for his contribution to the investigation.

The investigation was principally conducted by Associate Special Auditor Investigator Svetlana Volchyok and Associate Special Auditor Investigator Milan Shah, Senior Investigator Wayne Rivers, and Data Analyst Nicholas Furnari.

The case is being handled by Senior Counsel Carolyn T. Ellis and Special Assistant Attorney Alee N. Scott of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Civil Enforcement Division. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is led by Acting Director Amy Held and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Paul J. Mahoney. The Division of Criminal Justice is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Kelly Donovan.
US Attorney Preet Bharara’s press release:

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $46.7 Million Settlement Of Civil Fraud Claims Against Centerlight Healthcare For Enrollment Of Ineligible Individuals In Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Plan

CenterLight Healthcare Admits Collecting Medicaid Payments for 1,241 Ineligible Managed Long-Term Care Plan Members Who Attended or Were Referred by Social Adult Day Centers

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General’s New York Region (“HHS-OIG”), announced today that the United States has settled civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act against CenterLight Healthcare, Inc., and CenterLight Health System, Inc. (collectively, “CenterLight”), for the enrollment of ineligible members in the CenterLight Healthcare managed long-term care plan (“CenterLight MLTCP”). CenterLight improperly billed the Medicaid program for 1,241 members who attended or were referred by social adult day care centers (“SADCCs”) and whose needs did not meet the criteria of the managed care plan. The settlement resolves claims that CenterLight engaged in improper marketing practices to enroll members through SADCCs and induced such members to use SADCCs as the members’ primary source of personal care services. CenterLight continued to seek and obtain monthly capitation payments for members well after the New York State Department of Health issued guidance in early 2013 explicitly stating that an individual’s attendance at SADCCs does not satisfy the MLTCP eligibility standard.

Under the terms of the settlement approved yesterday by United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, CenterLight must pay a total of $46,751,086.74 to the Medicaid Program, $18,700,434.70 of which will go to the United States. In addition, CenterLight is required to:

Comply with all contractual and regulatory requirements governing the enrollment, assessment, re-assessment, and dis-enrollment of CenterLight MLTCP members.

Credential only SADCCs that are properly certified and capable of providing community-based personal care services consistent with regulatory requirements.

Monitor SADCCs in its provider network to ensure that they furnish the community-based personal care services called for under CenterLight MLTCP member care plans and operate in compliance with applicable regulations.

Prohibit marketing practices that are directed at enrolling CenterLight MLTCP members through SADCCs.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “CenterLight Healthcare improperly received millions of Medicaid dollars by enrolling ineligible members into its managed care plan. With this settlement, CenterLight now has admitted to its conduct and will pay over $46 million. We are committed to holding health care providers accountable if they wrongfully seek and receive federal funds, and we thank HHS’s Office of the Inspector General and the New York State Attorney General’s Office for their assistance.”

HHS-OIG Special Agent in Charge Scott J. Lampert said: “CenterLight’s conduct compromised the integrity of the Medicaid program by enrolling beneficiaries in a plan for which they were not eligible. HHS-OIG is committed to holding providers accountable for their practices, and the manner in which care is provided.”

Pursuant to the Medicaid managed long-term care program, health care providers, such as CenterLight, are responsible for arranging and managing long-term health care services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. In exchange, providers receive a monthly capitation payment of approximately $3,800 for each beneficiary enrolled in the health care plan. MLTCPs offer a variety of services, including assistance with activities of daily living, care management services, skilled nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing home care, and preventive services. In order to qualify for enrollment in an MLTCP, Medicaid beneficiaries need to, among other things, be eligible for a nursing home level of care and require at least 120 days of community-based long-term care, which includes a wide range of health care services such as personal care services. CenterLight contracted with SADCCs to provide care, including personal care services, to CenterLight MLTCP members.

In the settlement agreement, CenterLight admits that 1,241 CenterLight MLTC members who had been referred by SADCCs or had used SADCC services were not eligible to be members of the managed care plan. Many of these ineligible members were not eligible at the time of their initial enrollment, while others were ineligible to remain in the managed care plan at the time of their re-assessment but were not dis-enrolled in a timely manner. Although the SADCCs were supposed to be providing care to CenterLight members, CenterLight admits that various SADCCs in its provider network did not provide services that qualified as personal care services under the terms of its Medicaid contract or were not legally permitted to provide such services.

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Mr. Bharara thanked HHS’s Office of the Inspector General for its assistance with the case. Mr. Bharara also thanked the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office for its investigative efforts and assistance.

The case is being handled by the Office’s Civil Frauds Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey K. Powell is in charge of the case.

8th day screws up national anthem

Video: 8th Day Performs National Anthem

Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus of the 8th Day kicked off a Major League baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets on the first day of Chol Hamoed Pesach at Marlins Stadium in Miami, Florida. The pair belted out the national anthem before the start of the game.

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allan pollack sentenced in weinstein fraud

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
SENTENCING ON Count 1 of Information.
R.K., spoke on defendant’s behalf.
A.B., spoke on defendant’s behalf.
Probationary sentence of 3 years with one year home confinement, with special conditions. Restitution total amount: $ 1,860,609.64. Interest waived.
Fine: $1,000. Interest waived. Special Assessment: $100. Defendant advised of right to appeal.
Ordered bail continued.
Time commenced: 11:05 am Time Adjourned: 11:55 am Total Time: 50 minutes
/s/ Ann Dello Iacono DEPUTY CLERK

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