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August 3, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Genesis Healthcare Inc., a major nursing home operator based in Kennett Square, said Monday that it would pay $52.7 million under an "agreement in principle" to settle four separate U.S. Department of Justice investigations. The investigations involve allegations that Genesis units acquired since 2012 improperly billed the government for hospice services in Nevada, provided inadequate staffing at some facilities from 2005 through 2013, and violated Medicare rules for physical therapy at two subsidiaries.
SPORTS
July 13, 1994 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
Don King expects to be indicted on insurance and tax-fraud charges within the next two weeks, associates of the boxing promoter said last night. King could not be reached for comment, but a spokesman said that the promoter acknowledged that the Justice Department was investigating his financial dealings. "Don feels he will be indicted, but his feeling is, 'Either do it or don't do it - just get it over with,' " said Michael Marley, a spokesman for the promoter. "He wants to get it over with, because it's his contention that he's done nothing illegal.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Philip Rucker and Sari Horwitz, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Current and former Justice Department officials said Monday that bringing civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old in Florida, would be extremely difficult and may not be possible. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowed to continue a federal investigation of the matter, but other officials said in interviews that the government may not be able to charge Zimmerman with a federal hate crime because it's not clear that he killed Martin because of his race.
NEWS
August 27, 1998 | By Melanie Eversley, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The Justice Department, responding to pressure from the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., agreed yesterday to investigate new evidence in the 1968 assassination of the civil rights leader. The investigation, announced by Attorney General Janet Reno, could help settle some of the questions about a possible conspiracy that have existed since Dr. King was shot to death on a Memphis, Tenn., motel balcony. The civil rights community has long had suspicions about the assassination and has suggested there was a conspiracy involving law enforcement and organized crime.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | by Charles E. Grassley, From the New York Times
One of America's largest medical companies, National Health Laboratories, agreed last month to pay the government $110 million to settle a lawsuit for unnecessary medical tests billed to Medicaid and Medicare. In July, General Electric agreed to pay a $59.5 million civil settlement stemming from a conspiracy between GE executives and an Israeli general to charge the United States for goods and services that were never provided. In June, the successor to the Singer Corp., the CAE-Link Corp.
NEWS
May 12, 2012 | By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
PHOENIX - The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his immigration patrols. Federal officials said that only once before had the agency filed a lawsuit against a police department that they were unable to reach an agreement with in the 18-year history of the DOJ's police reform efforts.
NEWS
January 27, 1989 | By Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
The federal government has taken over the investigation of misconduct allegations against investigators and prosecutors involved in a probe of city prison corruption. Following a meeting with Police Commissioner Willie Williams, District Attorney Ronald D. Castille and FBI officials, representatives of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department yesterday agreed to review the handling of the cases and treatment of witnesses. Today, FBI agents were expected to begin reviewing the evidence to determine if civil rights had been violated.
SPORTS
September 26, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
If there is a small regret in Glenn Fine's sporting life, it's this: Fine didn't show up in Texas for rookie camp in 1979 after the San Antonio Spurs drafted him in the 10th round, the 199th player taken of 202 overall. Fine had other plans. He had been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship out of Harvard and knew that he was done with hoops - and that if he had gone to that Spurs camp, he would have been cut, probably quickly. These days, the draft is two rounds, and second-rounders don't necessarily make it. A 10-round draft?
NEWS
November 19, 1988 | By Aaron Epstein, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Justice Department officials, in a rare move, yesterday challenged part of independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh's conspiracy charges against retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North in the Iran-contra arms sale case. In its memo, the Justice Department echoed North's view that he has done nothing criminal but instead has been caught in a political conflict between the President and Congress over foreign policy powers. The department said, "Policy disagreements between the executive and legislative branches are contemplated by the Constitution and cannot be criminal in nature.
NEWS
March 31, 2011 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal attorneys did not act unprofessionally by dropping voting-rights charges against two of three New Black Panther Party members allegedly involved in voter intimidation at a Fairmount Avenue polling place in 2008, a Justice Department internal review has concluded. The case has received wide attention from Republicans unhappy with the way the Obama administration has handled it. The alleged harassment at 12th Street and Fairmount received virtually no attention in Philadelphia when it occurred Nov. 4, 2008, the day of President Obama's election.
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August 3, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Genesis Healthcare Inc., a major nursing home operator based in Kennett Square, said Monday that it would pay $52.7 million under an "agreement in principle" to settle four separate U.S. Department of Justice investigations. The investigations involve allegations that Genesis units acquired since 2012 improperly billed the government for hospice services in Nevada, provided inadequate staffing at some facilities from 2005 through 2013, and violated Medicare rules for physical therapy at two subsidiaries.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
Bensalem Township has temples, synagogues, and churches, but in 2014 Bucks County's largest municipality declined to grant a permit for a mosque. That, said the U.S. Justice Department in a suit filed Thursday, constituted religious discrimination. The suit seeks to have the township give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees regarding religious land-use laws, and pay unspecified damages. The Bensalem Masjid has been embroiled in litigation with the township since 2014.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
Republicans summoned FBI Director James Comey to Capitol Hill on Thursday to question him about his determination that Hillary Clinton did not break the law with her use of a private email server. They termed it an "emergency" hearing, and their questions were correspondingly urgent. "Have you seen the Broadway production Hamilton ?" Rep. John Mica of Florida, the most senior Republican on the House Oversight Committee, asked Comey. The witness looked puzzled at the line of questioning: Was Mica going to challenge him to a duel?
BUSINESS
June 25, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Yuengling brewery has agreed to settle violations of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. In a consent decree filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania brewery - America's oldest - agreed to spend about $7 million to improve environmental measures and pay a $2.8 million penalty. Federal authorities said D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc., based in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, violated Clean Water Act requirements for companies that discharge industrial waste to municipal publicly owned wastewater-treatment facilities.
NEWS
June 18, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
For the last two years, Delphine Matthews hasn't had time to grieve. She's spent days that have melded into weeks organizing protests and creating Facebook campaigns, distributing fliers, and writing letters. Letters to Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, and Michelle Obama. Letters, she said, to anyone who would listen. Two years ago, Matthews' son, Frank McQueen, 34, was shot and killed by a Chester police officer. Police said officers returned fire after McQueen shot and wounded an officer in the abdomen.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Osama bin Laden was on the run. But not to worry; the Justice Department had his back. Soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as lawyers for families and victims scoured the globe for evidence, they asked for a copy of bin Laden's Interpol arrest warrant, issued at the request of the Justice Department. Justice did get back to the lawyers, but not with the answer they wanted. The U.S. government could not release any information without bin Laden's permission because to do so "generally constitutes an unwarranted invasion of privacy," wrote Edgar Smith, a Justice Department official who coordinated information requests with Interpol.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Six South Jersey residents are among nine people charged in connection with an interstate dogfighting network, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Those charged would set the dogs up in matches to attack and fight each other, which often would result in the dogs' deaths, the office said. Facing conspiracy and other charges are Anthony "Monte" Gaines, 35, Lydell Harris, 30, and Tiffany Burt, 34, all of Vineland; Justin Love, 36, of Westville; Mario Atkinson, 40, of Asbury Park; and Frank Nichols, 39, of Millville.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Will a Justice Department review bring change to Chester's police department and its strained relationship with city residents? Touted Thursday as a long-term, transparent strategy for identifying problems with Chester police policies, the probe seeks to present the first critical and public look at the force and its 94 full-time officers. "This is not something to put Chester police officers under a microscope," Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland said at a news conference announcing the collaborative review.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Among the millions of dollars in federal funding that U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah prides himself on securing for worthy causes, he has repeatedly singled out money obtained for two education nonprofits that he helped create. But witnesses Monday in the congressman's federal corruption trial testified that questions surrounded the spending of both organizations - Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) and CORE Philly - well before they became embroiled in the case currently playing out before a jury.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
An off-campus suicide in 2013 has triggered a federal civil rights probe into the $12 billion Hershey School - the second in four years by the Justice Department - for possibly violating the federal disabilities act, according to a half-dozen people who say they were contacted by the government. Investigators are looking into whether the scandal-plagued school fails to enroll physically disabled children and expels students with mental-health problems. Those who have spoken with federal attorneys say they were told not to speak about the case publicly.
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