Oral surgeon charged with criminal Medicaid fraud

first_imgA 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. 10.20.2010last_img read more

American sprinter Coleman charged under anti-doping rules

first_imgAMERICAN sprinter Christian Coleman has been charged under anti-doping rules with missing three drugs tests, says the US Anti-Doping Agency.USADA has confirmed the 23-year-old has been charged with failing to “properly file his whereabouts information”.Coleman, who ran a world-leading time of 9.81 seconds in the Diamond League in California in June, has agreed to an arbitration hearing on 4 September.USADA says a decision will be made the following day.The World Athletics Championships begin in Doha on 28 September.On Thursday, BBC Sport was told an investigation had begun over concerns of three missed tests.Under the ‘whereabouts’ system, athletes must let officials know where they will be for one hour every day as well as details of overnight accommodation and training.Failure to do so three times in a 12-month period could lead to a rule violation under the World Anti-Doping code.If found guilty, Coleman would face an automatic one-year ban and would miss the World Championships and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Two of the three tests were directed by Usada, while a third was initiated by the Athletics Integrity Unit.USADA says it is “working closely with the AIU on this matter”.In a statement to former sprinter Ato Bolden for the NBC network on Saturday, Coleman said: “I’m not a guy who takes any supplements at all, so I’m never concerned about taking drugs tests, at any time.“What has been widely reported concerning filing violations is simply not true.“I am confident the upcoming hearing on 4 September will clear the matter and I will compete at the World Championships in Doha this fall.”Former Great Britain 400m Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu received a year’s ban in 2006 under the ‘whereabouts’ system for three missed tests.Coleman won the US National Championships last month in 9.99 seconds.He finished second at the 2017 World Championships in London behind fellow American Justin Gatlin and has a personal best of 9.79, making him the seventh fastest man in history.Coleman also set a world record for the 60m when he claimed gold at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham last year and was talked about as a new superstar sprinter in the post-Usain Bolt era.(BBC Sport).last_img read more

Port Harcourt Agog for IGP Taekwondo

first_imgAll is now set for the 8th edition of Inspector General of Police annual Taekwondo Championship scheduled for between July 25 and 27 at the Civic Centre, Port Harcourt under the auspices of the Nigeria Police Taekwondo Association, a member of the African Police Taekwondo Confederation and the world Police Taekwondo Federation.Chairperson of the Nigeria Police Taekwondo Association, Stella Ebikefe, a Superintendent of Police, who disclosed this in Lagos, said arrangement towards having a hitch free 8th edition of the IGP Taekwondo championship is almost concluded with the Civic Centre venue of the event already wearing a new look ahead of the commencement date.She said over 250 athletes drawn from across Nigeria and the neighbouring countries would compete for honours at the three-day exercise that would determine who carts home the IGP giant trophy. SP Ebikefe while commending the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, for approving the event said she envisaged a tougher competition this year as all the zones of the Nigeria Police formation in the country are threatening to dethrone the two defending champions, Zone 11 and the Nigerian Army that won the championship in 2018.The likes of Inspector Ernest Orobor and Sergeant Femi Olawunmi, the two athletes that won bronze medals for the Nigeria Police team at the Ist African Police Taekwondo Championship held between April 25 and 28, 2019, in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire are also competing.With the U-17 Kyorugi, Poomse and senior Kyorugi as events to be competed for, the U-17 Kyorugi would attract a token N2,500 registration fee while those for team Poomse and senior Kyorugi are to register with N4,000 and N3,000 respectively.Organisers of the event have promised free accommodation for the first 100 athletes that registered with proof of payment into the its Access Bank, the official bank for the IGP championship with account no, 0700383210.International athletes are to register with $50 (N18,000) only but on or before July 25, 2019 closing date for entries SP Ebikefe warned.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Murderer, Brenton Lee Walker Says He ‘Felt Great’ About Killing Heather Young in 2016 During Sentencing

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt was an emotional, shocking, and confusing day inside of the Presque Isle County Courthouse as Brenton Lee Walker was sentenced for murdering 42 year, Heather Young of Marshall.Walker with a smile on his face told the court, and Young’s family that he wasn’t sorry for his actions, but instead he felt great about killing Young.“I’m by no means sorry for what I did. I learned a lot about myself, something i tried to get others to try to figure out and they chose not to. Now when I was given the opportunity to follow through that I’ve known for a long time that I’m capable of doing, it felt great. I feel vindicated because of it; I’ve never felt better in my life. The fact that this happened to this particular individual is because number one she reminded me a lot of my ex–wife and other I’ve been with. A liar, a dope fiend, and a whore, so yes I’m not sorry, I have nothing to be sorry about,” Walker said leaving the entire courtroom in shock.After Walker’s remarks it was time to hear from Young’s family. The victim’s mother spoke first revealing that she was now on medication for the loss and grief of her daughter.“I have to see a physiologist, or something like that. I have to go to a grief group as well.I’m on medication for dealing with losing my daughter to your cold–hearted senseless murderous act. I have nightmares about her dying. How she suffered until her death and how you killed her and what she probably felt in all that was coming right up to the moment of her death,” Gail Walker, Young’s mother said.“You know he says he’s happy now. I would be happy to take him out, if you would let me, and I hope wherever he goes you know they might do that for me,” Young’s ex-husband, Jeff Cunningham said.Young’s father was next pleading with the state to bring back the death penalty.“He stands here with a smirk on his face, that is not right. They need to bring the death penalty back to the state of Michigan. I’m going to try somewhere and somehow to get someone to help me for my daughter and other victims that are out there…this has to stop,” David Dentler, said with emotion.Things turned up a notch when Young’s daughter decided to make a statement.“Please do something. Get rid of this man. My mother was never a whore,” Loree Cunningham yelled to Walker.Walker’s remarks even stunned the judge. Walker was sentenced to 2 years for count 2 of possession of a firearm. He was then sentenced to 45 years to 70 years for count 6 of consecutive 2nd degree murder.The 55-year-old confessed to killing Young, shooting her then disposing the body by burning her in a fire pit. It was revealed in Monday’s court that Walker shot Young in the leg and then was provoked to shoot Young a second time after Young maced him back in August of 2016 in Millersburg. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Brenton Lee Walker, Heather Young, Murder Trial, Presque Isle County CourthouseContinue ReadingPrevious New Temporary Radiation Facility At MidMichigan Medical Center-AlpenaNext Right to Carry Approved By House of Represenativeslast_img read more

March Madness 2019: Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones emotional after earning bid

first_img March Madness 2019: 7 key stats from Duke’s ACC Tournament run Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones led his team to a 62-56 win over Western Kentucky in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday, earning an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2011.The Monarchs also became the fifth Conference USA team to win both the regular-season and tournament championship in the same season. Jones, who is battling prostate cancer, was visibly emotional after the game.An emotional moment for ODU’s Jeff Jones, batting prostate cancer again, and now taking his 3rd team to the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/RQ2dGyhNA6— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) March 17, 2019″It hasn’t been an easy year for both personal and professional reasons,” Jones said after the game, via the Washington Post. Related News “Our guys didn’t blink,” Jones said. “We showed that we were a team that could consistently win close games.”Jones, 58, is 140-66 in six years at Old Dominion and 497-353 in 26 seasons of coaching.The Monarchs await their next move in the round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament, with the Selection Sunday show slated to start at 6 p.m. ET on CBS and stream on March Madness Live.center_img March Madness 2019: Zion Williamson first freshman to win POY, ACC tournament MOP Jones revealed in September that he had a recurrence of prostate cancer after initially being diagnosed and treated for the disease in 2015. last_img read more