New York residents may be aware that the reality television celebrity Abby Lee Miller has been accused of hiding assets and making false declarations during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The 'Dance Moms" star is alleged to have kept $775,000 of income she earned for her role on the popular Lifetime Channel show away from her creditors. Media sources reported on June 27 that the 50-year-old television personality had entered pleas of guilty to charges that she structured financial transactions to conceal assets.
On June 22, federal authorities announced that 60 licensed medical providers allegedly created false billings that cost Medicare and Medicaid $900 million. Of those medical providers, 30 were doctors, and the overall scope of the fraud included 300 people in more than 25 states. The billings were for a combination of services that weren't medically necessary and for services that weren't rendered at all.
If you've ever seen a police procedural drama, you have almost certainly heard the following speech: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you."