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Caregiver and his employer charged with Medicaid fraud

first_imgA joint investigation by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, has resulted in a caregiver and his employer being charged with billing Vermont Medicaid for services that were never provided. Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Donald Crawford, age 48, of Bellows Falls, Vermont, and Jessica Kingsbury, 33, were each arraigned on September 28, 2010, in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Windsor County, on one felony count of Medicaid Fraud.According to papers filed in court, Mr. Crawford is accused of invoicing ARIS Solutions, the agency that processes timesheets for Vermont Medicaid waiver services, for services that were not provided, resulting in payment to him in an amount of $14,769.04 from the Vermont Medicaid Program. Ms. Kingsbury is accused of aiding and abetting Mr. Crawford in the filing of the fraudulent invoicing. Both parties each face 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 the parties’ conduct while their cases are pending.Source: Attorney General, September 29, 2010last_img read more

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Colin Kaepernick kickstarted his protest against police brutality OTD, four years ago

first_img LIVE TV Written By WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Navy SEALs cut ties with national museum over Colin Kaepernick K-9 demonstration video COMMENT Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 17:54 IST Colin Kaepernick Kickstarted His Protest Against Police Brutality OTD, Four Years Ago August 26, 2016, was the first time Colin Kaepernick protested against racial violence. Since then his ‘Take a Knee’ protest has grown into a global movement. August  26, 2016, was the first time Colin Kaepernick protested against racial violence and police brutality. What eventually led to his ‘Take a Knee’ movement began with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback sitting on the bench during the national anthem during a preseason game. Kaepernick’s movement originated just over a month after Alton Sterling, an African-American, was shot and killed by two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The unexpected protest overshadowed the preseason game between the 49ers and the Packers and brought a lot of negative limelight on the player. Kaepernick, however, persisted with his protests, opting to instead kneel during the national anthem a week later.”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour,” Colin Kaepernick told NFL media after his preseason was subject to heavy criticism. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”Also Read | Navy SEALs Use ‘Colin Kaepernick Stand-in’ To Demonstrate K-9 Dog Attack: WatchColin Kaepernick kneeling protests defined 2016 NFL seasonThe 49ers were largely criticised for their unfair treatment of Kaepernick because of his protests. However, after Kaepernick’s protest, the franchise defended the player’s right to choose whether he wants to stand during the national anthem or not. “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honour our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem,” their statement from August 2016 read. Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem for the first time on September 1. He continued with his protests for the entirety of the 2016 season, which many experts believe is the reason behind his exit from the NFL. The 49ers failed to make it to the playoffs that year after finishing the season with a dismal 2-14 record.Also Read | Pete Carroll Reveals Regret At Not Signing Colin Kaepernick For Seahawks Back In 2016During the 2017 offseason, Kaepernick announced his intention to enter free agency after the 49ers told the quarterback that he will be released from his contract. Kaepernick was not offered a contract by any team and he remains a free agent till date. Fast forward to 2020 and Kaepernick’s Take a Knee movement has become a go-to for celebrities across the world to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a global anti-racism movement, which unsurprisingly brought Kapernick’s 2016 protests back into the mix.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a video statement this year that the league was wrong in not listening to Kaepernick and other players about racism. In a separate interview, Goodell also stated he is encouraging NFL teams to offer a contact to the quarterback. The 32-year-old was linked to the likes of Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars. With the 2020 season around the corner, nothing has materialised for Kaepernick so far.  First Published: 26th August, 2020 17:53 IST WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Sujay Chakraborty 3 weeks ago Trump vs sports! POTUS slams Roger Goodell for allowing players to kneel during anthem 3 months ago Colin Kaepernick tweets ‘Rest in Power George Floyd’ after Minneapolis police killing 1 week ago Lions skip practice after discussing shooting of Jacob Blake Also Read | Colin Kaepernick NFL Return: Teams Who Can Sign Ex-49ers QB; Jaguars, Patriots Or TitansAlso Read | Navy SEALs Cut Ties With National Museum Over Colin Kaepernick K-9 Demonstration Video(Image Credits: AP) 1 month ago Navy SEALs use ‘Colin Kaepernick stand-in’ to demonstrate K-9 dog attack: Watchlast_img read more

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Trailing scarf gives the game away for drink-driver

first_imgA man was caught drink-driving by Gardai after they noticed a scarf sticking out of his car.Seamus Gallagher was spotted by Gardai leaving a venue in Downings and driving towards Carrigart at 3.28am on February 22nd, 2015. They had noticed a piece of clothing trailing out of the car and decided to follow it.They then noticed Gallagher driving his grey BMW car erratically.As well as crossing back and forth over the white line on the road, Gallagher was driving in excess of 100 kph in an 80kph zone.Gardai activated their blue lights and stopped Gallagher at Rosapenna.When he got out of the car he was unsteady on his feet and was slurring his speech.He told Gardai that he had only consumed two pints that evening.Letterkenny District Court heard the reading taken by Gardai showed 38 microgrammes of alcohol per 200 millilitres of breath.Solicitor for the accused Frank Dorrian said the reading would suggest that his client, from Glebe, Downings, only had two pints and was only slightly over the legal limit.Judge Alan Mitchell replied that this was the classic case that not everyone reacted in the same way to the same amount of alcohol consumed.He commented that if Mr Gallagher might not have had the last sip of beer he might be facing a six-month driving ban.Mr Dorrian said his client had been doing others a favour by leaving them home and that his front seat passenger had got her scarf caught in the door and drew the Gardai’s attention.He added that his client was now based and working in the UK.Judge Mitchell fined Mr Gallagher €400 and banned him from driving for one year.Trailing scarf gives the game away for drink-driver was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalDowningsdrink drivingSeamus Gallagherlast_img read more