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 99 - 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 10 - 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 99 - 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 11 - ... 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 98 - 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 9 - ... 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 128 - 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 23 - ... Club America". It sounds nice and enterprising, and a lot of residents in that State have been defrauded by unfair time-sharing practices. Not only do we have the two witnesses here, Mr. Chairman, but I have a statement from Mr. Zan Freeman that I would like to have submitted to the record as well. The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, it will be received. [The prepared statement of Mr. Freeman follows:] PREPARED STATEMENT OF ZAN FREEMAN, SEATTLE, WASH. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I...
Page 23 - I ask that this be made a part of the record at this point. The CHAIRMAN. It is so ordered. (The...
Page 82 - Organized crime is a conspiratorial activity involving the coordination of numerous persons in the planning and execution of illegal acts or in the pursuit of a legitimate objective by unlawful means (for example, threatening a legitimate business to get a stake in it). Organized crime involves continuous commitment by primary members, although individuals with specialized skills may be brought in as needed. Organized crime is usually structured along hierarchical lines — a chieftain supported...

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