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Md. high court nixes civil suits over kickbacks under state real-estate law (access required)

Homebuyers cannot sue companies allegedly involved in a real-estate kickback scheme under a Maryland law that makes it a crime for mortgage brokers to receive -- and settlement and title companies to pay -- referral fees, the states’ top court unanimously ruled Friday.

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Ex-judge gets 17 1/2 years in Pa. kickbacks case

SCRANTON, Pa. — A former county president judge who took part in a massive kickback scheme involving for-profit juvenile detention centers was sentenced Friday to 17 1/2 years in prison. Standing in a federal courtroom in Scranton, former Luzerne County ...

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Johnson & Johnson settles bribery case with feds

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $70 million to settle civil and criminal charges of bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government to illegally obtain business. The Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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31 Baltimore officers suspended; 17 facing federal charges

Thirty-one Baltimore police officers have been suspended after authorities uncovered a towing extortion scheme, and 17 of them are facing federal charges. The department is starting suspension hearings Thursday for the officers, many of whom were assigned to the northeastern ...

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St. Joseph’s settles False Claims suit by U.S. for $22M

St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay $22 million to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates over a 10-year period and, separately, billed federal benefit programs for “medically unnecessary stents.” MidAtlantic demanded and received ...

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