NJ doctor, 3 others charged in $10M kickback scheme to prescribe pain creams to USPS workers

By Jeff Goldman – July 16, 2019 A New Jersey doctor, the owner of a pharmacy and two of their associates have been charged in a $10 million fraud scheme involving kickbacks for medically-unnecessary pain cream prescriptions provided to postal workers, officials said. Dr. Mark Filippone, 71, of Wallington, Joseph Miller, 33, of Fort Lee,…

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Whistleblower Day Celebrated by U.S. Senate and 3 Federal Agencies

Washington, D.C. July 29, 2016. The National Whistleblower Center commends the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, the Office of Special Counsel and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for being the first three federal executive agencies to recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. The Agencies plan to hold a joint event at…

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Investigators: Postmaster Taking Long Breaks In Middle Of Work Day

(July 9, 2014) CHICAGO (CBS) — The postal system is in financial trouble but the CBS 2 Investigators uncovered a boss at the federal agency who is anywhere but at work in the middle of his government day. “I’m doing fine”, said United States Postal Service Northbrook Postmaster Ronald Weddington when confronted outside his Park…

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USPS Employees Used Travel Cards for Grocery Shopping, Eating Out

(July 3, 2014) U.S. Postal Service employees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past few years on unauthorized cash withdrawals and personal purchases using government travel cards, according to a new report. USPS’ inspector general found a lack of oversight allowed employees to take between April 2012 and March 2013 more than $215,000…

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Grassley Works With Iowa Whistleblower to Expose Postal Service Contracting Problem

“The whistleblower came forward with his concerns, I asked for an investigation, and the investigation found the whistleblower was right,” Grassley said. WASHINGTON – A new report requested by Sen. Chuck Grassley on a tip from an Iowa whistleblower confirms the U.S. Postal Service mishandled $18.4 million in contract payments to maintain and change the…

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