The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The $272 billion swindle

INVESTIGATORS in New York were looking for health-care fraud hot-spots. Agents suggested Oceana, a cluster of luxury condos in Brighton Beach. The 865-unit complex had a garage full of Porsches and Aston Martins—and 500 residents claiming Medicaid, which is meant for the poor and disabled. Though many claims had been filed legitimately, some looked iffy. Last August six residents were charged. Within weeks another 150 had stopped claiming assistance, says Robert Byrnes, one of the investigators.


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I'm locked out of that site. It's a pity because the Economist would doubtless have satisfied my curiosity about the characteristics of those rich crooks. Doubtless.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 19, 2017 12:13:00 PM