Fraud and Racketeering in Medicare and Medicaid: Hearing Before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, October 4, 1978

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Page 101 - Organized crime' means the unlawful activities of the members of a highly organized, disciplined association engaged in supplying illegal goods and services, including but not limited to gambling, prostitution, loan sharking, narcotics, labor racketeering, and other unlawful activities of members of such organizations.
Page 9 - Government is making a special effort to comDat it witn 13 joint-agency strike forces around the country, whose goal is to launch a coordinated attack against this problem. This goal has not been accomplished. About $80 million is spent each year to investigate and prosecute organized crime figures. Although the Federal Government has made some progress in the organized crime fight, organized crime is still flourishing. Elimination of organized crime will be difficult, if not impossiole. But more...
Page 100 - ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY" MEANS ANY COMBINATION OR CONSPIRACY TO ENGAGE IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AS A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF INCOME OR LIVELIHOOD. OR TO VIOLATE. OR AID. ABET, FACILITATE, CONCEAL. OR DISPOSE OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE VIOLATION OF, CRIMINAL LAWS RELATING TO PROSTITUTION, GAMBLING. COUNTERFEITING, OBSCENITY, EXTORTION...
Page 10 - ... crime, the Department of Justice should continue to manage the strike force program. However, because the Council includes officials from all participating agencies, it could be the vehicle to bring about a more coordinated Federal effort. The Council could produce a clear statement on what is expected of the strike force program, set specific ways to most effectively meet program objectives, and establish the commitment of resources necessary from the agencies to carry out the program's objectives....
Page 8 - ... light. At the strike forces reviewed, 52 percent of the sentences during a 4-year period did not call for confinement, and only 20 percent of the sentences were for 2 years or more. (See ch. 4. ) GAO presents detailed recommendations that point out the need to: — Identify what and whom the strike forces are combating. — Develop a national strategy for fighting organized crime. — Centralize Federal efforts — give someone the responsioility and authority for developing plans and overseeing...
Page 99 - Organized crime includes any group of individuals whose primary activity involves violating criminal laws to seek illegal profits and power by engaging in racketeering activities and, when appropriate, engaging in intricate financial manipulations.
Page 129 - Mental health and the elderly : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Long-Term Care and the Subcommittee on Health of the Elderly of the Special Committee on Aging...
Page 118 - Los ANGELES, April 28.— Two ranking officials of the Department of Justice eight weeks ago turned down a request by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to continue electronic surveillance that had begun to penetrate teamsters' union connections with the Mafia, according to Government sources. Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and Assistant Attorney General Henry E. Petersen were said to have made the decision after 40 days of FBI wiretapping had begun to help strip the cover from a Mafia...
Page 22 - I ask that this be made a part of the record at this point. The CHAIRMAN. It is so ordered. (The...
Page 84 - ... 5. By experience, custom, and practice, organized crime's conspiratorial groups are usually very quick and effective in controlling and disciplining their members, associates, and victims. Therefore, organized crime participants are unlikely to disassociate themselves from the conspiracies and are in the main incorrigible.

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