July 29, 2004
In an article in the July 26 issue of the National Law Journal, Leonard Post notes that federal prosecutors in Boston have collected big fines in health care fraud cases but indictments have led to only one conviction.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston did not respond to charges by defense attorneys that the office is overly aggressive in its charging decisions. But the article notes that the office has collected more than $2 billion in criminal fines and civil penalties, an amount sure to make defense attorneys critical.
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