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WATCHDOGS: Solons worry Medicare billions going to Castro, Cuba

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posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 12:35 AM

WATCHDOGS: Solons worry Medicare billions going to Castro, Cuba

Two U.S. senators and a representative worry that billions of tax dollars could be going to Cuba and other foreign countries via criminal schemes designed to defraud Medicare and Medicaid.

Wait what the hell?

The schemes often involve the use of “nominees,” individuals who are paid to be fronts for the actual owners of corporate entities being used in the fraudulent operation. By concealing the identities of true owners, the approach invites its use to funnel tax dollars out of the country.

Everyone who has been paying attention to the increase in medicare, and medicaid spending has been fully aware of fraud within those two programs, but this takes it to a whole new level of corruption.

“Thus far, it does not appear that CMS has addressed the concept of nominee owners, false storefronts, and shell companies in any of its enrollment regulations or its Provider Screening statement of work,” they said.

Yet the government regulates those in a variety of forms by regulation, and the IRS but it has continued. Then we have those in Washington who could care less because medicare, and medicaid reform is always,always that those who try "hate the poor,and sick people".

For crying out loud you are paying Cuba with your tax dollars!

Totally 5 thumbs down on my worthless meter

What does the enlighten ATS crowd say?

posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 01:13 AM
this article from the Miami Herald:

Cuba defends its banks amid Medicare fraud case

HAVANA -- A Cuban official said Wednesday that the country has strict controls to avoid money laundering and works closely with banks to detect and deter fraudulent transactions, responding to allegations by U.S. prosecutors that millions of dollars defrauded from Medicare were routed to the island's financial system.

The statement from Johana Tablada, deputy director for U.S. affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, came in response to a request from The Associated Press after a Cuban-American man in South Florida was ordered held in the case this week.

"Foreign commercial banks that maintain accounts in Cuban banks are obliged to operate in strict compliance with international and Cuban rules and must guarantee the reliability of their transactions and the correct use of their accounts," read the statement emailed to the AP on Wednesday.


I believe with 100% confidence that the Cuban Government is enforcing those "strict controls" over money laundering !!


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