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Personal care attendants charged with Medicaid fraud in Louisiana

Six residents from Northeast Louisiana have been taken into custody. According to reports, each of them has been accused of at least one fraud charge. The individuals - four women and two men - were charged by the state's attorney general for reportedly attempting to defraud Louisiana's Medicaid system. All six of them were personal care attendants before they were arrested.

Man's alleged part in fatal fight may see him incarcerated

A 24-year-old man from Louisiana was accused of misdemeanor battery, felony theft, aiding a felon and felony murder after he was involved in an altercation with a 37-year-old man outside of a bar. The 24-year-old and a 33-year-old male co-worker were allegedly involved in an argument with the 37-year-old when the group moved outside of the bar. The 24-year-old's felony charges stem from this incident, which has conflicting reports.

Medicare fraud scams shut down across the country

Four people from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have been apprehended in a nationwide sweep that saw more than 90 people indicted. According to allegations, the 91 defendants participated in a massive Medicare scam and fraud charges have been filed against many of the people that were allegedly involved. The government aggressively prosecutes suspected Medicaid or Medicare fraud cases which means anyone accused in this case would be wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney experienced in federal investigations and charges involving white collar crimes such as these.

Gun drawn during school fight, lockdown and search follow

A recent confrontation between a 9th grader and an 11th grader at a high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, led to an altercation that resulted in a misdemeanor charge of battery for one student and charges of aggravated assault and illegal carrying of a weapon on school property for the other.

Case of shot dolphin in Louisiana has a reward

The recent discovery of a dolphin that had been shot to death in Louisiana has left some groups up in arms. A reward of $1,500 has been offered by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and that reward could eventually lead to someone being accused of a crime.

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