Jackson, Mississippi - A Mississippi pharmacist pleaded guilty today and a Louisiana marketer pleaded guilty on August 12 in the Southern District of Mississippi for their roles in a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE and private insurance companies by paying kickbacks to distributors for the referral of medically unnecessary prescriptions. The conduct allegedly resulted in more than $180 million in fraudulent billings, including more than $50 million paid by federal health care programs. 

Escondido, California - 

 

Washington, DC - Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State: "On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of Malaysia on the occasion of your National Day on August 31.

Sacramento, California - At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana, Governor Gavin Newsom today approved the deployment of urban search and rescue (US&R) specialized personnel to the region to assist in life-saving disaster response. California maintains robust search and rescue resources within the state and the deployment does not draw from resources in use to combat wildfires.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Saturday issued the following statement regarding the 13 U.S. service members killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. Among the fallen were: Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, CA; Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, CA; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, CA; and Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, OH, who was stationed at Camp Pendleton.

Nashville, Tennessee - A Tennessee man was charged yesterday with civil rights violations for his role in the arson of four Nashville area churches.