By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 04:01 pm Five people were chargedÂ Monday with orchestrating a $38 million Medicaid and Medicare scam at clinics throughout Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Prosecutors saidÂ the scheme, which involved recruiting patients for fraudulent medical services, is one of the largest of its kind uncovered in Brooklyn, the Daily News reports. The defendants,Â Aleksander Pikus, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 02:10 pm The IslamicÂ holy month of Ramadan â€” when Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown â€” is currently underway. And that means many of our Muslim neighbors are cooking up delicious foods, some of which are eaten only during the sacred holiday, in preparation for the evening meal that breaks their fast. The Turkish bakery Safir, located [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 22, 2016 10:57 am Elected officials ralliedÂ Monday in support of City Council legislation to increase penalties for aggravated illegal home conversions, which are defined as three or more illegal dwelling units being created within one structure, which threaten the safety of occupants and neighbors. To prevent such incidents in the future, the proposed measure would establish a fine of [...]
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