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Fraud and False Claims

United States v. Greber, 760 F.2d 68 (3d Cir. Pa. 1985)

What was the scheme?

What statutes was defendant indicted under?

What triggered mail and wire Fraud?

What were the illegal payments?

What was the tie to referrals?

What was the mail fraud?

How was the monitor used that violated the HHS regs?

What is defendant's single purpose argument?

What does any remuneration mean?

Why did Congress add remuneration to the statute?

Does the court buy the single purpose defense?

Which statute prohibits lying to the government?

What were the materiality defenses?

What is the test for materiality?

Does the government have to prove reliance?

Is materiality an essential element of medicare fraud?

What facts showed that the misrepresentation was material?

Who decides materiality - judge or jury?

Why is this important to Ken Starr?


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