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Correctional Services Fraud

This archive displays posts tagged as relevant to fraud in the correctional services industry, also referred to as private prison fraud. You may also be interested in the following pages:

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Fraudster of the Week -- Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti

Posted  05/19/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team On Tuesday, a federal grand jury in San Antonio returned two indictments against state senator Carlos Uresti in connection with two schemes—one involving alleged kickbacks for a medical services contract at a county jail, and a second dealing with an alleged Ponzi scheme that marketed sand used for hydraulic fracking.  He now faces more than a dozen criminal charges and,...

Trump Administration Okays Continued Use of Privately Run Prisons

Posted  02/24/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The Trump administration announced this week it will allow the federal Bureau of Prisons to continue contracting out prison services to private companies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding an Obama administration memo that had directed the federal government to phase out and ultimately stop relying on private prisons. Sessions’ order says the earlier memo...

October 27, 2016

Theodore E. Suhl, owner of two Arkansas mental health companies that provide inpatient and outpatient mental health services to juveniles, was sentenced to 84 months in prison and to pay a $200,000 fine for engaging in a scheme to bribe a former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services in exchange for business resulting in more than $1.5 million in profits for Suhl’s juvenile mental health counseling business.  DOJ

The New Federal Rules on Private Prisons Will Not End Private Prisons — But There May Be Another Answer

Posted  11/2/16
By Anne Hayes Hartman and Sarah Poppy Alexander As we recently argued in The Tennessean, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to end the use of private prisons for select federal facilities is a first step towards reforming the industry.  However, DOJ’s announcement will have only a limited impact.  Only 13 federal Bureau of Prisons facilities are affected, leaving the remaining privately run...

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