San Francisco, California - Sutter Health, a California-based health care services provider, and several affiliated entities including Sutter Bay Medical Foundation (dba Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation) and Sutter Valley Medical Foundation (dba Sutter Gould Medical Foundation and Sutter Medical Foundation) (collectively, “Sutter Health”), have agreed to pay $90 million to resolve allegations that Sutter Health violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting inaccurate information about the health status of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans.

Atlanta, Georgia - The Justice Department and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced coordinated actions to address allegations of lending discrimination by Cadence Bank N.A.

Tampa, Florida - There’s a town near Tampa, with the official motto: “Keep Gulfport Weird.” How weird? The Association of Mature American Citizens says weird enough to have a house that was built around a very big, very old and very mighty oak tree. 

San Diego, California - A federal grand jury in San Diego has returned an indictment against eight defendants for their alleged roles in a federal racketeering conspiracy. The indictment alleges the defendants were members and associates of a criminal enterprise that defrauded elderly Americans by making them falsely believe that a grandchild (or other close relative) was in trouble and needed their help. The elderly victims each paid thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to the criminal organization in this scheme.

Marshfield, Wisconsin - Bernie was on his way home from the fair near Marshfield, WI recently and felt a bit peckish. So, he stopped off at a McDonald’s for a burger on his way home. After all, you can work up quite an appetite shopping for livestock, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, especially if you have to pack the three calves you just purchased in the backseat of your sedan. 

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement with Ascension Health Alliance (Ascension), a Missouri-based health care organization with more than 2,600 sites – including 146 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.