Flower Mound, Texas - Flower Mound Hospital Partners LLC (Flower Mound Hospital), a partially physician-owned hospital in Flower Mound, Texas, has agreed to pay $18.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting claims to the Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE programs that resulted from violations of the Physician Self-Referral Law and the Anti‑Kickback Statute.

Los Angeles, California - Two California hospice facility owners were arrested Thursday in Los Angeles on criminal charges related to their alleged participation in a kickback and health care fraud scheme.

San Juan, Puerto, Rice - A mayor pleaded guilty Wednesday in Puerto Rico to engaging in a bribery scheme in which he received cash payments in exchange for awarding municipal contracts to a particular company (Company A). Relatedly, a Puerto Rico contractor was arrested today for allegedly paying bribes and kickbacks to the mayor.

Washington, DC - A federal court in the District of Columbia unsealed an indictment earlier this year against Juan Carlos Valencia Gonzalez, aka Pelon, Tricky Tres, O3, El 3, JP, and Pelacas. Wednesday, the U.S. Department of State announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

New York - Kristofer Landell and Stephanie Laskin were sentenced Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy sitting in Binghamton, New York, for conspiring to violate Clean Air Act regulations that control the safe removal, handling and disposal of asbestos.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for conspiring to defraud the IRS and assisting others in filing false income tax returns.