• News Ticker alerts

Clinical psychologist Roberto J. Velasquez pleaded guilty today (Aug. 2) to falsifying medical reports to the federal government. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Velasquez falsely certified that dozens of patients were disabled when they were not. He made up patient histories, fabricated test results, and invented symptoms that did not exist so that patients could get Social Security benefits or exemptions from immigration requirements, says the government.

In a separate case unsealed today, Ildiko Pinero, an owner and vice president of Alpha Machining Products & Development, was charged with failing to pay her rightful share of U.S. taxes. The company engaged in machining weapons parts for the military. The government says Pinero between 2006 and 2008 withheld payroll taxes from employee wages, but did not pass on the sums to the Internal Revenue Service.

  • News Ticker alerts


Sign in to comment

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!