A Rutland oral surgeon, Peter B Gray, was arraigned on October 18, 2010, in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Rutland County on 23 felony counts of Medicaid fraud, announced Attorney General William H. Sorrell.According to papers filed in court, Dr. Gray is accused of fraudulently billing Vermont Medicaid for diagnosing patients with non-existent dental cysts, and for services which he did not provide, including anesthesia and the removal of bone-impacted teeth.For each of the 23 Medicaid fraud charges, Dr. Gray faces a potential fine of up to $1,000.00 or an amount equal to twice the amount of payments obtained, or up to ten years in prison, or both. The court imposed standard conditions of release that govern Dr. Gray’s conduct while the case is pending.Source: Vermont Attorney General. 10.20.2010
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Saturday said his side could play a different style of football to which the club’s fans are used to this season.His comments came after his side earned an underwhelming 3-1 win over Gimnastic de Tarragona in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. The Dutchman lined up with a 4-2-3-1 system with two holding midfielders, a shape rarely used by Barca coaches in the past.He started Sergio Busquets and Carles Alena in the middle in the first half and then Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig, as he changed his entire team after half-time.“It’s perhaps a little different and more defensive to what we have seen in the last few years,” Koeman told the club’s official television channel.“But the aim is to move the ball, hold on to it and create space to play between the lines, behind the opponents’ midfielders.“I think this team is capable of doing this because we have midfielders who are able to play in that way.” Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring for Barca, while Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho scored from the penalty kick spot in either half.It was Koeman’s first game since quitting his role with the Netherlands to coach the Catalans.The coach played close to a full-strength team in the first half.He started Lionel Messi, even though the captain had only started training on Monday after ending his stand-off with the club following his request to leave on a free transfer.Barca play Girona next Wednesday in another friendly and are in talks to face Elche in a final pre-season match before beginning their campaign at home to Villarreal on September 27. This will be coming two weeks after the official start of the La Liga campaign.“It was important for those players to play now because this is not a normal pre-season, we only have four weeks together, not six and it’s very difficult,” Koeman added.“What we want to do right now is focus on our fitness and then over the next two weeks focus on more tactical questions.“The most important thing today is that fortunately there were no injuries and everyone was able to play 45 minutes.RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms UEFA Nations League: Barella sinks Holland as Italy get back on winning trail Bergwijn scores winner as Netherlands edge Poland “We showed good levels of intensity in spells, and although there are things we can improve in we are happy.“We’ve only been working together for two weeks and now we have two more.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Carles AlenaFrenkie De JongGimnastic de Tarragonaronald koeman
1 Paul Pogba Manchester City target Paul Pogba is set to sign a new contract with Juventus in the near future, according to reports in Italy.Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League following his impressive displays for the Italian giants.City are understood to be montitoring the France international closely, with recent reports even suggesting that Manuel Pellegrini could make his move for the 21-year-old in January.Chelsea and the player’s former club Manchester United, meanwhile, are also keeping tabs on talented midfielder.But it is now believed that Pogba and his agent have been holding fresh talks with Juventus this week and are close to striking a deal that will see him pledge his long-term future to the club.Sky Sports Italia are reporting that Pogba is set to sign a three-year extension to his current deal which will see him stay at the Serie A club until 2019.Juventus are set to announce his new contract in the coming days and finally end all the speculation linking him with a move back to England.