|(14 Jan 2014)
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2013 a record high of 377 individuals were prosecuted under the federal Health Care Fraud law (18 USC 1347).
According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is up 3 percent over the previous fiscal year, and up 7.7 percent from five years ago.
The Southern District of Illinois (East St. Louis) led the nation with 10.1 prosecutions of this statute per one million people, over eight times the national average of 1.2 prosecutions per million. In second place was the Southern District of Florida (Miami) with 8.8 prosecutions per million, followed by South Carolina with 7.2 prosecutions per million.
For more details, including a timeline of prosecutions and top ten district rankings, see the report at:
In addition to this annual report on health care fraud, TRAC continues to offer free monthly reports on program categories such as immigration, drugs, weapons, white collar crime and terrorism. TRAC's reports also monitor the enforcement activities of selected government agencies such as the FBI, ATF, DHS and the IRS. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions through October 2013, go to:
Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through October 2013 is available to TRACFed subscribers via the Express and Going Deeper tools. Go to http://tracfed.syr.edu for more information. Customized reports for a specific agency, district, program, lead charge or judge are available via the TRAC Data Interpreter, either as part of a TRACFed subscription or on a per-report basis. Go to http://trac.syr.edu/interpreter to start.
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