Three Florida residents have been charged in the "largest single criminal health-care fraud case ever brought against individuals" by the U.S. Justice Department -- an alleged Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme that netted participants a whopping $1 billion since 2009, prosecutors revealed Friday. Philip Esformes, the owner of more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, as well as a hospital administrator and a physician's assistant were charged in an indictment with conspiracy, money laundering and health-care fraud.
The campaign that encouraged millions of people to dump buckets of ice-cold water over their heads raised enough money to help make an important research breakthrough, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association announced Monday. In just eight weeks, $115 million was donated to the ALS Association, 67% of which was dedicated to advancing research for treatments and a cure, the non-profit reports. One million dollars went towards Project MinE, a University of Massachusetts Medical School Project that was able to identify a gene that is responsible for the degenerative disease.
According to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the website will publish more hacked emails and this time, they'll be about Hillary Clinton and her ongoing private email server scandal. Assange says that Wikileaks will soon be publishing documents that contain "enough evidence" for the Department of Justice to indict Hillary Clinton. read more
At the dawn of the Democratic National Convention, during which she'd accept the nomination of her party for president, Hillary Clinton had a choice. She could pick a running mate who would assure Bernie Sanders and his supporters that she heard his calls for progressive reforms, or she could pick a running mate who would help her win a general election. In Tim Kaine, she made an emphatic choice for the latter. read more
Mere hours after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as chair of the DNC, Hillary Clinton has already given her a high ranking position in her campaign. In an official statement, Clinton praised Wasserman Schultz without mentioning the email scandal, commending her "hard work and leadership." Wasserman Schultz's new job will be to act as honorary chairman of the Clinton campaign's "50-state" program.