Arizona Western College announces an end to football program

Yuma, Arizona - Arizona Western College announced Wednesday, December 5th that the 2018 season of Matador Football would be its final season, leaving behind a well-respected history that stretches across the country and spans 6 decades. The college worked during the past year to navigate a series of seismic changes at the league and 2-year collegiate level, but was unsuccessful in carving a sustainable path forward for the program.

Paying Social Security Tax Doesn’t Increase Benefit

Washington, DC - Dear Rusty: If I started drawing Social Security benefits in May of 2007 at age 62 and continued to work and pay Social Security taxes to date, can I expect an adjustment in my benefits? ~ Working Senior

Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Almost Four Years in Prison for Role in $2.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Miami, Florida - An owner of a now-defunct Miami pharmacy was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his participation in a scheme that caused Medicare to pay $2.5 million in false and fraudulent claims for prescription drugs that were never purchased.

Mescalero Apache Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

Las Cruces, New Mexico - Gerald Castillo, Jr., 30, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Ruidoso, New Mexico, was sentenced Monday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces, to three years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for assaulting a federal officer.

Drug Maker Actelion Agrees to Pay $360 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability

San Francisco, California - Pharmaceutical company Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. (Actelion), based in South San Francisco, has agreed to pay $360 million to resolve claims that it illegally used a foundation as a conduit to pay the copays of thousands of Medicare patients taking Actelion’s pulmonary arterial hypertension drugs, in violation of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today.